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 ...

In N.H. Speech, Perry Targets Clinton on Foreign Policy

Former Gov. Rick Perry addresses the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday in Nashville. He used the speech to say the 2016 presidential  election will not be about "lofty rhetoric."
Former Gov. Rick Perry addresses the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday in Nashville. He used the speech to say the 2016 presidential election will not be about "lofty rhetoric."

Without directly naming Hillary Clinton, former Gov. Rick Perry ratcheted up his criticism of the Democratic presidential contender on Friday afternoon at a gathering of New Hampshire Republicans. 

 

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw gives testimony during the joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking in La Joya, Texas July 24th, 2014
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw gives testimony during the joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking in La Joya, Texas July 24th, 2014

DPS Chief: Resume Border Security Contract Inquiry

he Texas Department of Public Safety's commander-in-chief fired off a letter Thursday to the head of the state's anti-corruption unit asking that a halted probe into its $20 million no-bid  border security contracts awarded to Abrams Learning and Information Systems, to proceed to clear the agency's name.

President Obama talked about the U.S. economy in a speech on July 10, 2014, at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.
President Obama talked about the U.S. economy in a speech on July 10, 2014, at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

State Readies for Court Battle in New Orleans

Two months after a Brownsville-based federal judge halted President Obama's immigration program, attorneys for Texas will try to convince a three-judge panel at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to keep it on hold. 

Former Gov. Rick Perry addresses the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday in Nashville. He used the speech to say the 2016 presidential  election will not be about "lofty rhetoric."
Former Gov. Rick Perry addresses the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday in Nashville. He used the speech to say the 2016 presidential election will not be about "lofty rhetoric."

Perry: 2016 Will Be "Show-Me-Don't-Tell-Me Election"

Former Gov. Rick Perry, drawing a sharp contrast between himself and his less experienced rivals for the White House, said Friday the 2016 presidential race will be a "show-me-don't-tell-me election" in which the candidate with the strongest resume will prevail. The election, he also said, will not be about "lofty rhetoric."

Attorney General Ken Paxton, r, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott during the press conference praising federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen's immigration ruling on Feb. 18, 2015.
Attorney General Ken Paxton, r, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott during the press conference praising federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen's immigration ruling on Feb. 18, 2015.

The Brief: Rangers Asked to Join Paxton Investigation

The question of whether Attorney General Ken Paxton will be charged in connection with his failure to register with the State Securities Board while soliciting clients for investment firms could now rest in the hands of the Texas Rangers.

Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 19, 2012, that he's withdrawing from the presidential race.
Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 19, 2012, that he's withdrawing from the presidential race.

On the Road, Perry Hones Appeal to the Religious

Former Gov. Rick Perry, courting faith-based voters in South Carolina, emphasized "second chances" Tuesday as he spoke at a Christian college. His trip to the Palmetto State gave him an opportunity to share the story of his spiritual upbringing against the backdrop of his humble beginnings in small-town West Texas.

Dreamer Jesus Trevino, waits his turn to testify  during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015
Dreamer Jesus Trevino, waits his turn to testify during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015

The Brief: Dream Act Supporters Talk Past Midnight

A Senate subcommittee hearing legislation that would repeal the state's 2001 law offering in-state tuition to certain undocumented Texas high school graduates lasted well past the midnight hour as dozens of witnesses testified against the bill.

Dreamer Cristina Lizeth Urdiales was born in Monterrey, Mexico and brought to the US at the age of 5, listens during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015
Dreamer Cristina Lizeth Urdiales was born in Monterrey, Mexico and brought to the US at the age of 5, listens during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015

GOP Takes First Step to End In-State Tuition for Undocumented

After a marathon hearing that stretched well into Tuesday morning, a Senate subcommittee approved Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal Texas law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities. 

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.

At Citadel, Perry Fuses Foreign Policy With Biography

Former Gov. Rick Perry visited South Carolina's military college on Monday in a bid to show that his personal background undergirds his foreign policy. The likely 2016 presidential candidate vowed to "invalidate" whatever nuclear deal President Obama ultimately strikes with Iran.

Prosecutor Michael McCrum gathers his thoughts as testimony continues in Travis County District Court on the Gov. Rick Perry case on Nov. 6, 2014.
Prosecutor Michael McCrum gathers his thoughts as testimony continues in Travis County District Court on the Gov. Rick Perry case on Nov. 6, 2014.

Perry Prosecutors Fight to Keep Invoices Secret

A public records request has added another twist to the Rick Perry legal saga, with special prosecutors now suing Attorney General Ken Paxton to keep confidential detailed invoices that would show who they interviewed while building their case.

 

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigns at a Pizza Ranch in Indianola, Iowa.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigns at a Pizza Ranch in Indianola, Iowa.

Rick Perry is Keeping His Texas Donor Network Alive

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The Opportunity and Freedom PAC, a group set up by Rick Perry's advisers to support his candidacy but work independently from his official campaign, raised more than $1 million this week in Texas, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the fundraising activity.

 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz

Cruz Gets Double Digits in Washington Post/ABC Poll

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In the contest for the Republican nomination, Jeb Bush tops the field with 20 percent of voters who lean Republican, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 13 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is down around 2 percent, the poll found. 

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

Perry's Likely 2016 Bid Draws Veterans, Newcomers

Former Gov. Rick Perry's 2016 presidential campaign-in-waiting features both operatives who've worked with him in the past and those who are new to his political orbit. He is relying on them for a campaign he has promised would be vastly different from his ill-fated 2012 bid.