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 ...

State Attorney Set to Appeal Decision That Favored Perry

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to reporters on Aug. 16, 2014, the day after a grand jury indicted him on two felony counts related to his veto of public integrity unit funding.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks to reporters on Aug. 16, 2014, the day after a grand jury indicted him on two felony counts related to his veto of public integrity unit funding.

The Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney is planning to get involved in the pending indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry on abuse-of-power charges. Lisa McMinn, who leads the office, said Wednesday she plans to appeal a recent ruling that gave Perry his first major win in the yearlong case.

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 Campaign Details Path Forward Despite Money Woes

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Rick Perry's presidential campaign, which stopped paying staff members as of Friday, is adjusting its strategy amid fundraising troubles. The campaign will focus on sending Perry to events in early voting states through commercial flights and work to get his message out in media interviews.

Former Gov. Rick Perry announces his 2016 candidacy for president June 4, 2015, in Addison, Texas.
Former Gov. Rick Perry announces his 2016 candidacy for president June 4, 2015, in Addison, Texas.

Perry Stops Paying All Campaign Staff

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Rick Perry's presidential campaign has stopped paying all of its staff as the Republican former Texas governor's fundraising has dried up, campaign officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday.

Former Gov. Rick Perry announces his intentions to run for president in 2016 on June 4, 2015, at the Addison Airport.
Former Gov. Rick Perry announces his intentions to run for president in 2016 on June 4, 2015, at the Addison Airport.

After Debate, Perry Calls for Unity Among Conservatives

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ATLANTA — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called on fellow conservative presidential candidates to unite against President Barack Obama in the aftermath of a GOP debate that saw the Republican hopefuls more at odds with each other than with their Democratic rivals. 

Former Gov. Rick Perry at the first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 6, 2015.
Former Gov. Rick Perry at the first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 6, 2015.

In First Debate, Perry Redoubles Assaults on Trump

Former Gov. Rick Perry, hungry for redemption but relegated to an undercard event, used his first appearance on the Republican debate stage to play up his differences with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump — while driving home bullet points on his gubernatorial tenure. 

 

Cruz and Perry: 5 Things to Watch for in the First Debates

After months of fine-tuning their pitches, the two White House hopefuls from Texas will have their highest-profile opportunities Thursday to show why they deserve the presidency. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Gov. Rick Perry are set to participate in separate debates — the first Republican ones of the 2016 cycle — in Cleveland.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke on June 22, 2105, at an event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation discussing the impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke on June 22, 2105, at an event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation discussing the impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Analysis: Blame, Reputation and the Long Road Back

The political blaming started quickly after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's indictments on Monday, and the elections will see some argument over who's shooting at the AG. But it will take more than politics to save his reputation.

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.