Tribpedia: Rick Perry

James Richard "Rick" Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, was sworn in as the state's 47th chief executive on Dec. 21, 2000, replacing then-Gov. George W. Bush upon his ascendancy to the White House. Perry was elected to a four-year term in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010. On July 8, 2013, Perry announced he would not ...

Gov. Rick Perry at his presidential campaign kickoff on June 4, 2015.
Gov. Rick Perry at his presidential campaign kickoff on June 4, 2015.

Perry's "Accident" Incident

Former Gov. Rick Perry, who is seen as having a thin margin for error in his second bid for the White House, apparently misspoke Friday, calling a shooting massacre in South Carolina an "accident." His campaign quickly clarified that he meant to describe it as an incident.

(L-R) Host Jason Whitely, Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy on WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics on June 7, 2015.
(L-R) Host Jason Whitely, Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy on WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics on June 7, 2015.

Inside Texas Politics: Grading the 84th Legislature

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey look back on the 84th Legislature, which wrapped up its biennial business last Monday.

Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which trains service dogs for wounded war veterans, at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. Following the fundraising event, Perry led a motorcycle ride for veterans from Perry to Boone, Iowa, where he spoke at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride.
Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which trains service dogs for wounded war veterans, at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. Following the fundraising event, Perry led a motorcycle ride for veterans from Perry to Boone, Iowa, where he spoke at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride.

Perry Revisits Iowa in First Official Campaign Swing

UPDATED: Less than 48 hours after announcing his second run for the Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Rick Perry started a swing through Iowa on Saturday before heading to New Hampshire and South Carolina.

PerryTracker: Follow Perry on the Campaign Trail

On Thursday, former Gov. Rick Perry announced he was entering the 2016 campaign for president, the second time he has run for the White House. Out of office for the first time since his 1984 election to the Texas House, Perry is now able to travel freely in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and beyond. The Texas Tribune is compiling Perry’s public events — past and future — since his official launch.

Gov. Greg Abbott signs several higher education related bills into law on June 4, 2015. He also praised state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, left, for her work in the most recent legislative session on education issues.
Gov. Greg Abbott signs several higher education related bills into law on June 4, 2015. He also praised state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, left, for her work in the most recent legislative session on education issues.

Abbott Signs Higher Ed Bill Ending Fund Touted by Perry

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that eliminates a controversial startup investment fund long touted by his predecessor, Rick Perry. The legislation directs much of the fund's money to a new researcher recruitment effort.

Gov. Rick Perry leaving a pro-Israel rally followed by adviser Jeff Miller on July 30, 2014, at Dallas City Hall.
Gov. Rick Perry leaving a pro-Israel rally followed by adviser Jeff Miller on July 30, 2014, at Dallas City Hall.

Who's Who in Rick Perry's Inner Circle

As he launches another bid for the White House, Rick Perry is expected to rely on a mix of old and new faces. Here's a rundown of who's who in his inner circle — the policy wonks, political strategists, press wranglers and early-state operatives who hope to give the former Texas governor a second chance to make a first impression.

Former Gov. Rick Perry poses with cadets after delivering a foreign policy speech at The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, earlier this year.
Former Gov. Rick Perry poses with cadets after delivering a foreign policy speech at The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, earlier this year.

The Brief: Perry Set to Return to Presidential Politics

Later this morning in Addison, Rick Perry is expected to announce that he plans to run again for the White House, testing whether GOP voters across the country believe in extending him a second act in presidential politics.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters after he is booked into the Blackwell-Thurman Justice Center in Austin following his indictment on two felony counts related to defunding District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's Public Integrity Unit.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters after he is booked into the Blackwell-Thurman Justice Center in Austin following his indictment on two felony counts related to defunding District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's Public Integrity Unit.

Indictment Cuts Both Ways as Perry Launches Bid

Former Gov. Rick Perry will formally step into the presidential race still under indictment for two felonies. The case, which once made Perry a cause célèbre in some circles, has become more of a headache as he seeks money and votes in a crowded GOP field.

Former Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands at a Cedar Rapids event kicking off a five-day swing through Iowa in May.
Former Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands at a Cedar Rapids event kicking off a five-day swing through Iowa in May.

After Leaving Office, Perry Finds Ways to Make Money

Fresh off the state government payroll, former Gov. Rick Perry quickly turned to two tried-and-true ways of cashing in on a long career in public service: taking a seat on a corporate board and hiring out for speeches. It was his first chance in decades to make some serious money as a private citizen.