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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Video: Paul's "Betrayal" Ad Targets Santorum

Presidential candidate Ron Paul has released an attack ad against former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The spot is scheduled to air in the early primary state of South Carolina on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul has released an attack ad against former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The spot is scheduled to air in the early primary state of South Carolina on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

Ron Paul is trying to stop Rick Santorum's surge, but his new attack ad coincides with the revelation of a xenophobic video produced by a group claiming to be Paul's supporters.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/2/12

The first week of 2012 started with the first presidential voting of the cycle, and our coverage included Dehn's videos of Rick Perry's "reassessment" and "next leg of the marathon" speeches, Ramshaw's reporting on the rationale behind his decision and Root's analysis of just what happened in the hours after the Iowa results came in, plus Galbraith on the Texas critters that might be added to the endangered list, Tan's look at new laws regulating payday lenders, Hamilton on an impending battle over tuition increases at UT, and Murphy with a new data map using the latest Census numbers for Texas: The best of our best content from January 2 to 6, 2012.

Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he's returning to Texas to reassess his campaign after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 3, 2012, that he's returning to Texas to reassess his campaign after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses.

After Iowa Loss, Perry Bets on South Carolina

Gov. Rick Perry got kicked in the stomach in Iowa on Tuesday night, whispered “uncle,” slept it off and stepped right back into the fight after he went for a run Wednesday morning. The whole thing oozes competence and confidence, doesn’t it?

Gov. Rick Perry at a rally on the morning of the Jan. 3, 2012, Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry at a rally on the morning of the Jan. 3, 2012, Iowa caucuses.

For Perry, Quitting is Not an Option

After an awful fifth-place showing in Iowa and top aides telling him he should consider pulling out of the presidential race, the specter of a first defeat has come into focus for Gov. Rick Perry. Here's the problem: He does not really know how to lose.

Politicus Interruptus

Texas Weekly

The bet here is that the U.S. Supreme Court wouldn't have taken the Texas redistricting case if they thought it was a good idea to hold elections using the San Antonio court's plan. If it was, why issue a stay, set arguments, and risk delaying the primaries?

Gov. Rick Perry during his caucus night speech on Jan. 3, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Gov. Rick Perry during his caucus night speech on Jan. 3, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.

After Poor Iowa Showing, Why is Perry Still Running?

What motivated Rick Perry's quick-turn decision to forge ahead in the GOP presidential race despite a poor finish in Iowa? Only the governor knows for sure what happened in the 12 hours between his reassessment speech and his surprise Tweet. But we asked campaign strategists and politicos for their top five theories.

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 Down but Not Out, Supporters Say

Gov. Rick Perry may have seeemed like a dead man walking after his fifth-place finish Tuesday night in Iowa. But as Matt Largey of KUT News reports, Perry's pressing on, and his supporters still think he's the only candidate with the mettle to challenge Mitt Romney.

Rick Perry hugs a campaign worker after announcing he's headed back to Texas to reassess his campaign after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses on January 3, 2012.
Rick Perry hugs a campaign worker after announcing he's headed back to Texas to reassess his campaign after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses on January 3, 2012.

Morning Shows: Did Paul Peak in IA? Perry Likely "Done"

A round-up of the morning show buzz after Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. Political analysts say U.S. Congressman Ron Paul may have peaked in Iowa, while it's becoming more clear Gov. Rick Perry's disappointing campaign will have a hard time moving forward. 

Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

Perry Assessing Campaign After Poor Iowa Showing

Gov. Rick Perry will come home to pray and reflect and decide whether to continue his presidential quest after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. "I decided to return to Texas to assess the results of tonight’s caucus, to determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry said in an emotional speech late Tuesday night.

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.

Disappointing Night Leads to Trip Home for Perry

Gov. Rick Perry, after coming in fifth place in Tuesday night's Iowa caucuses, says he’ll return home to Texas to decide whether or not to continue his presidential bid. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.

Gov. Rick Perry during the final pitch of his Iowa bus tour at a campaign rally at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry during the final pitch of his Iowa bus tour at a campaign rally at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.

Perry Rallies Troops Ahead of Caucus

Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday fired up his “Texas strike force,” a politically connected band of lobbyists, lawmakers and volunteers who are fanning across Iowa to talk up the Texas governor when Iowans begin voting Tuesday night. But an air of uncertainty is hanging over Perry's presidential campaign ahead of the Iowa caucuses.