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 ...

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.

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.

Perry: Removing Confederate Flag "Act of Healing"

Former Gov. Rick Perry expressed support Monday for taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina that has become a lightning rod of controversy since a deadly shooting at a church there. Perry indicated in a statement that he agreed with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the flag for the statehouse grounds in Columbia.

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.

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.

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.

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's Pitch: Governors Make Better Presidents

Launching his presidential bid, former Gov. Rick Perry warned of the perils of electing young, grandstanding U.S. senators to the nation's highest office. The dart was aimed at more than one target, and looks to be a centerpiece of the Perry campaign.