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 ...

The Ticket: Debate Prep

This week on The Ticket: Jay Root and Ben Philpott take us back in time for a review of classic presidential debate moments. And they interview GOP consultant Deirdre Delisi about what the candidates are doing to get ready for the first GOP debate.

 

 

Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday delivered a speech on Wall Street reform in New York. The Republican presidential candidate vowed that if elected, the United States "will not bail out a single bank on Wall Street."
Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday delivered a speech on Wall Street reform in New York. The Republican presidential candidate vowed that if elected, the United States "will not bail out a single bank on Wall Street."

Perry Doesn't Make Cut for First GOP Presidential Debate

Former Gov. Rick Perry has failed to qualify for the first Republican presidential debate. Perry was not among those selected Tuesday by Fox News to share the stage Thursday night in Cleveland. The other Texan running for president, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, did qualify for the debate.

Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday delivered a speech on Wall Street reform in New York. The Republican presidential candidate vowed that if elected, the United States "will not bail out a single bank on Wall Street."
Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday delivered a speech on Wall Street reform in New York. The Republican presidential candidate vowed that if elected, the United States "will not bail out a single bank on Wall Street."

Perry's Debate Berth Up in the Air

Former Gov. Rick Perry is on the cusp of qualifying for his party's first 2016 presidential debate, his highest-profile opportunity yet to show he has learned from his disastrous 2012 campaign. Perry's campaign says it expects him to qualify for the debate, whose participants will be based on the most recent national polling of the GOP contest. 

Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday delivered a speech on Wall Street reform in New York. The Republican presidential candidate vowed that if elected, the United States "will not bail out a single bank on Wall Street."
Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday delivered a speech on Wall Street reform in New York. The Republican presidential candidate vowed that if elected, the United States "will not bail out a single bank on Wall Street."

Perry Launches Populist Offensive Against Big Banks

Sounding a deeply populist note, former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday launched an offensive against banks that are too big to fail. He made a pitch for Wall Street reform while tying the 2008 financial crisis to Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Undocumented immigrants are brought back into Mexico.
Undocumented immigrants are brought back into Mexico.

Congress to Vote on Sanctuary Cities

Texas Republicans who grouse that the federal government doesn’t enforce immigration laws might soon have Congress to thank for beefing up enforcement at the state and local levels. The U.S. House is set to vote on legislation that would withhold federal dollars from cities that do not enforce immigration laws. 

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa, on June 6, 2015.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa, on June 6, 2015.

Questions Surround Billionaire's Role in Perry Campaign

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Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren, Rick Perry's presidential campaign finance chairman, hasn't contributed directly to the former governor's campaign. But he has ploughed $6 million into a coalition of super PACs supporting Perry’s bid — and galloped through a legal minefield to do it.

Rick Perry delivers his stump speech to Republican voters and activists at a lake house near Derry, New Hampshire on July 3, 2015.
Rick Perry delivers his stump speech to Republican voters and activists at a lake house near Derry, New Hampshire on July 3, 2015.

Perry Campaign Details Finances for First Time

Former Gov. Rick Perry is detailing his presidential campaign finances for the first time since entering the 2016 contest. A filing with the Federal Election Commission released Wednesday shows his operation spent more than half the money it raised in less than a month.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2015.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2015.

Perry Consulting for Big Donor

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is reporting income of $250,000 from the company of top donor Peter Holt, helping boost the Republican presidential candidate’s family income past $700,000 over the last 18 months, new disclosures reveal.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 2015.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 2015.

Perry: Let's Pull Federal Funds From "Sanctuary Cities"

Days after an undocumented laborer was charged with the murder of a San Francisco woman, former Gov. Rick Perry called for federal funding to be pulled from so-called "sanctuary cities" — the common term for local governments that don't enforce federal immigration laws.

 

Former Texas governor and presidential contender gives his stump speech in Windham, New Hampshire on July 4. 2015.
Former Texas governor and presidential contender gives his stump speech in Windham, New Hampshire on July 4. 2015.

Amid Low Expectations, Perry Revels in Campaigning

After years in the political wilderness, Rick Perry relied on his trademark swagger while campaigning on the Fourth of July weekend in southern New Hampshire. Ever since his 2011 presidential campaign flameout, Perry's aim was to project a studious, learned image. But on this Independence Day parade route, the candidate who showed up was an extrovert, a flirt and a fist bumper.