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Gov. Rick Perry delivering his stump speech during an early morning campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry delivering his stump speech during an early morning campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.
Texas Weekly

Rick Perry is still the Republican governor of a strongly Republican state. He controls the executive branch, maintains strong ties with business, has relatively weak opponents, and has run circles around the media.

Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.

The Morning After: Perry Returns from the Trail

Texas Weekly

When the Legislature decamped from Austin in July, there was a sense of order in Texas politics. And yet, as Rick Perry returns a mere seven months later, conditions on the ground in Texas border on the chaotic.

Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.

Rick Perry Returns to Texas, and to Texas Politics

The underlying fundamentals that buttressed Gov. Rick Perry's political power in the state are not much changed, and they suggest that he will reassert his powerful presence in Texas politics now that he is back. His relationship with voters may be in a rut, but when it comes to the legislators, business interests and interest groups who practice politics every day, he still holds sway.

Republican candidates, left to right, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul say the Pledge of Allegiance at the CNN Charleston debates on January 19, 2012.
Republican candidates, left to right, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul say the Pledge of Allegiance at the CNN Charleston debates on January 19, 2012.

Paul Overshadowed by Gingrich, Romney in Debate

Texas Congressman Ron Paul maintained his hallmark consistency in Monday's pivotal Republican debate in Florida, but was largely overshadowed by the barbs traded between New Hamshire primary winner Mitt Romney and South Carolina victor Newt Gingrich.

Judges Make a Rush Request for Redistricting Maps

Federal redistricting judges in San Antonio want to see if they can get agreement on political maps in time for an April 3 primary and said they are "giving serious consideration" to split primaries if no agreement can be reached quickly. The judges said they will meet with the parties on Friday instead of waiting until Feb. 1. 

Republican candidate Ron Paul speaks to an overflow crowd at the Holiday Inn in Rock Hill, S.C. on January 17, 2012.
Republican candidate Ron Paul speaks to an overflow crowd at the Holiday Inn in Rock Hill, S.C. on January 17, 2012.

Paul Yet to Connect With Mainstream Republicans

Ron Paul is popular, smart and experienced. He’s done well in the primaries, raised money and made his points. He just can’t get voters outside of his core group to take him seriously — and can't win the GOP presidential nomination without the support of mainstream Republicans. But don't count on him changing his tune for them.

Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.

Allbaugh Caused Campaign Tensions, Perry Advisers Say

The longtime George W. Bush loyalist is being privately blamed for the widely reported civil war between veteran Rick Perry staffers and Washington, D.C., hands brought in to revive the Texas governor's flagging presidential bid. One senior staffer called his hire the "worst strategic decision" of the troubled campaign. 

Texan Ron Paul waves while onstage at the CNN candidate debate in Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.
Texan Ron Paul waves while onstage at the CNN candidate debate in Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.

Paul Continues After Finishing 4th in South Carolina

The lone Texan left in the presidential nomination hunt, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, finished in fourth place tonight in the South Carolina Republican primary, but the liberty loving, war hating candidate is nowhere near ready to give up. 

Rick Perry suspends his campaign for president with an announcement at the Hyatt Place in north Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.
Rick Perry suspends his campaign for president with an announcement at the Hyatt Place in north Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.

Perry May Not Be Done With the National Stage

What's next for Rick Perry? He still has nearly three years in his current term as governor. But he also trumpets a message of federalism that’s still relevant in national politics and probably useful to the Republicans once their presidential nomination battle is over.

Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.
Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.

A Final Indignity Where the Crusade Began

Gov. Rick Perry’s legendary winning streak came to its inglorious end Thursday. Standing in a plain conference room, the governor who had only ever known political victory admitted defeat. Once the presidential race's rocketing star, Perry fell victim to his own twisted tongue and a campaign wracked by internal tension.

Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.

How Did Rick Perry Fall?

Now that Gov. Rick Perry has exited the presidential race, some may wonder how a candidate who entered the race as a front-runner fell so far. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.

Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.

Perry Gives Up, Packs for Texas

Texas Weekly

Rick Perry's impulsive presidential campaign fell apart faster than a soggy taco shell. But he's not done with politics yet.

Perry campaign workers take down the final sign of Perry's presidential campaign at the Hyatt Place Hotel where he announced the suspension of his campaign on January 19, 2012.
Perry campaign workers take down the final sign of Perry's presidential campaign at the Hyatt Place Hotel where he announced the suspension of his campaign on January 19, 2012.

Campaign Chatter for 1/23

Texas Weekly

Rick Perry wasn't even winning in his home state when he got out of the presidential race.

Weekend Insider: Perry Calls it Quits, Ron Paul's Appeal

It's official,  Rick Perry has ended his race for the GOP presidential nomination.  Evan Smith and Emily Ramshaw talk about the reasons he called it quits. And although he's had strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Ron Paul still can't seem to break through to establishment Republicans.  Ross Ramsey talks about Paul's appeal and his chances of winning the nomination.

Read more on these stories in this weekend's editions of The New York Times, and on www.texastribune.org.

Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he leaves after suspending his bid for the Republican nomination on January 19, 2012.  In the background are son Griffin Perry, left and wife Anita Perry.
Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he leaves after suspending his bid for the Republican nomination on January 19, 2012. In the background are son Griffin Perry, left and wife Anita Perry.

Updated: Perry Could Run Again, Adviser Says

Following Rick Perry's decision to leave the campaign trail, his strategists suggest he could run for governor — or even for the presidency — again. "As you know, we don't have term limits in Texas," Perry adviser Ray Sullivan said. 

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to a resident of Greer, S.C., during a downtown walk on Jan. 18, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to a resident of Greer, S.C., during a downtown walk on Jan. 18, 2012.

Livestream: Perry Abandons Presidential Bid

Gov. Rick Perry, who jumped into the presidential race in August and shot to the front of the crowded field, is dropping out of the race today. Perry stumbled badly out of the gate and has since been unable to gain momentum, polling in the single digits in South Carolina, the state where he hoped to make a strong showing. At a 10 a.m. (CST) press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina, the Texas governor is expected to end his White House bid.

The Weekly TribCast: Episode 115

Ross, Reeve, Brandi and Thanh look ahead to the South Carolina primary, look back on the history of the death penalty in Texas, and discuss the current state of women's health clinics in the state.

Rick Perry and the other GOP candidates on stage before ABC News debate in Manchester New Hampshire 01/07/12.
Rick Perry and the other GOP candidates on stage before ABC News debate in Manchester New Hampshire 01/07/12.

For Some Young Voters, GOP Race Slow to Heat Up

The Republican primary may have engulfed the national political conversation, but as Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports, some young voters have only just begun to tune in.