Tribpedia: Griffin Perry

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Griffin Perry is the son of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a sometimes volunteer for his father's gubernatorial and presidential bids. The younger Perry worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank in Dallas until leaving to join his father on the presidential trail. Griffin's small-government parents blamed Federal Election Commission rules for the fact that he had ...

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Texas Businesses Oppose Bill Combating Online Piracy

Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.
Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.

Online piracy is hurting the nation's economy and putting lives at risk, says U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio. He wrote the Stop Online Piracy Act to address the problem, but his bill has gotten the cold shoulder in his home state. Texas-based technology companies argue that Smith’s plan would hurt more than help.

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets supporters as he arrives for a campaign stop at Lizard's Thicket restaurant, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Lexington, S.C.
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets supporters as he arrives for a campaign stop at Lizard's Thicket restaurant, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Lexington, S.C.

Perry in South Carolina: Will It End Where It Began?

Gov. Rick Perry launched his campaign for president exactly five months ago in Charleston, S.C. Once a front-runner in the Palmetto State, Perry, who has never lost an election, is now hoping for some much-needed momentum, and he's hitting the trail like he has never done before.

Campaign signs in a conference room at the Sheraton West Des Moines following Gov. Rick Perry's fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Campaign signs in a conference room at the Sheraton West Des Moines following Gov. Rick Perry's fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

The Stopped Clock

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Texas politics are on hold.

Gov. Rick Perry rallying supporters in an early morning gathering of his team of Texas volunteers on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry rallying supporters in an early morning gathering of his team of Texas volunteers on Jan. 3, 2012.

In New Online Ad, Perry is a "Champion"

Despite poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign continues. Today, they released a new 60-second web ad emphasizing Perry's never-give-up attitude.

Steam rises from the stacks at the Martin Lake Coal-Fired Power Plant in Tatum, TX March 30, 2011.
Steam rises from the stacks at the Martin Lake Coal-Fired Power Plant in Tatum, TX March 30, 2011.

Greenhouse Gas Wars to Restart in Texas

Texas' greenhouse gas battles are about to heat up again. Next month, a federal court hears oral arguments in lawsuits that Texas has filed against the EPA, which began regulating heat-trapping emissions a year ago. But the agency is hardly backing down.

Video: Ron Paul Voter Profiles

The Tribune's Thanh Tan is in New Hampshire this week. She's been talking to local voters in restaurants and at Dr. Ron Paul's public events. Watch the video to find out what they told her about the Texas congressman's efforts to get their vote.

Paul Meets Expectations, Takes Second in New Hampshire

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is the runner-up to Mitt Romney in the New Hampshire primary. The campaign considered the results a victory, and the stage is set for Paul to take his message to South Carolina and beyond. "We are dangerous to the status quo!" Paul told a jubilant crowd Tuesday night.

Video: Perry Compares Bain to Vultures

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, trying to claw his way back in the 2012 presidential race, conjured up images of hungry vultures Tuesday to describe Mitt Romney’s past as a corporate takeover artist. Perry rejected the notion that Romney was simply acting on free market principles when he led Bain Capital.

Rick Perry signs an autograph in Pickens, South Carolina.
Rick Perry signs an autograph in Pickens, South Carolina.

Perry Says Romney Firm Acted Like "Vulture"

Rick Perry, trying to claw his way back into the 2012 presidential competition, conjured up images of hungry vultures Tuesday to describe front-runner Mitt Romney’s past as a corporate takeover artist. Perry rejected the notion that Romney was simply acting on free market principles when he led Bain Capital.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.
U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.

It's Prime Time for Paul in New Hampshire

If the polls are any indication, it's unlikely that U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will emerge as the victor in today's primary in New Hampshire. But he's strongly positioned to take second, and finishing anywhere in the top tier would help propel his campaign forward. 

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul speaks at a meet-and-greet event in Hollis, N.H.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul speaks at a meet-and-greet event in Hollis, N.H.

Paul's Final Day Before NH Primary

Not all went according to plan for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul on the campaign trail the day before the New Hampshire primary. Paul's wife was allegedly shoved by reporters, and a bearded man calling himself "Vermin Supreme" created an unwelcomed scene at one stop.

Gov. Rick Perry on the campaign trail with Gavin Stanley, 4.
Gov. Rick Perry on the campaign trail with Gavin Stanley, 4.

Perry Rips Romney in South Carolina

It’s been a long time since Gov. Rick Perry tore into the presidential front-runner, but on Monday he let Mitt Romney have it. Perry, campaigning in a state known for bare-knuckle politics, mocked the former Massachusetts governor for saying recently that he sometimes lived with the fear of losing his own job.

Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he will return to Texas to reassess his campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he will return to Texas to reassess his campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

Perry, On Ropes, Says He Won't Give Up

Rick Perry honed his combative southern voice Sunday, promising to make a fiery stand in the state where he first announced his presidential ambitions: South Carolina. Whether it’s his final fight or a new beginning won’t be clear until Perry is done crisscrossing the Palmetto State over the next two weeks.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.
U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Paul Woos N.H. Voters With Old-Fashioned Town Hall

Hundreds of tried and true Ron Paul supporters filled a town hall meeting this afternoon to hear the 76-year-old Texas congressman speak ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary in the Granite State. 

ABC, Yahoo! News and WMUR-TV host a Republican primary debate at Saint Anselm's College in Manchester, NH.
ABC, Yahoo! News and WMUR-TV host a Republican primary debate at Saint Anselm's College in Manchester, NH.

Texas GOP Candidates Struggle for Airtime in Debate

The bad news for the GOP’s presidential hopefuls from Texas? No blows landed on Mitt Romney in Saturday night’s nationally televised New Hampshire debate to knock the front-runner from his perch. Even Gov. Rick Perry's biggest statement of the night — that he wants to return U.S. troops to Iraq — failed to get him much attention.