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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.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, right, at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, right, at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012.

Campaign Roundup: Political News for the Week of 1/18

Four of the state's top officeholders each raised more than $1 million during the second half of 2011. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running for the U.S. Senate, raised $1.5 million for his federal campaign account in the fourth quarter alone. Attorney General Greg Abbott and Comptroller Susan Combs also tallied seven-figure totals. And Gov. Rick Perry raised $1 million for his state account.

Gov. Rick Perry announces his presidential bid in South Carolina on Aug. 13, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry announces his presidential bid in South Carolina on Aug. 13, 2011.

Candid Perry Comes to Terms With Long Odds

Gov. Rick Perry's frenetic campaign schedule suggests he is not thinking much about the moment his presidential run will come to an end. But in an interview before a studio audience Monday in Myrtle Beach, Perry sounded somewhat less certain of victory and finally willing, perhaps, to look beyond a campaign that started off with such hope but quickly went off the rails.

Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

Evangelicals Deliver Blow to Perry

Rick Perry, trying to rescue his presidential campaign in South Carolina, got some unwelcome news Saturday from back home, where influential evangelical leaders threw their support behind former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/9/12

Tan and Root on the Texas presidential candidates returning to the state where Rick Perry started his campaign, Philpott on Perry's swipes at Mitt Romney, Ramshaw on Griffin Perry's tweets, M. Smith on the next round of fights over student testing, E. Smith's TribLive interview with Michael Quinn Sullivan, yours truly on the sliding primary election calendar, Hamilton on higher-education efforts to bolster the Texas work force, Grissom's interview with John Raley, Galbraith on the greenhouse gas wars and Aguilar on making it easier for immigrants to return to the U.S.: The best of our best content from January 9 to 13, 2012.

Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.
Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.

Texas Businesses Oppose Bill Combating Online Piracy

Online piracy is hurting the nation's economy and putting lives at risk, says U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio. He wrote the Stop Online Piracy Act to address the problem, but his bill has gotten the cold shoulder in his home state. Texas-based technology companies argue that Smith’s plan would hurt more than help.

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets supporters as he arrives for a campaign stop at Lizard's Thicket restaurant, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Lexington, S.C.
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets supporters as he arrives for a campaign stop at Lizard's Thicket restaurant, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Lexington, S.C.

Perry in South Carolina: Will It End Where It Began?

Gov. Rick Perry launched his campaign for president exactly five months ago in Charleston, S.C. Once a front-runner in the Palmetto State, Perry, who has never lost an election, is now hoping for some much-needed momentum, and he's hitting the trail like he has never done before.

Gov. Rick Perry rallying supporters in an early morning gathering of his team of Texas volunteers on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry rallying supporters in an early morning gathering of his team of Texas volunteers on Jan. 3, 2012.

In New Online Ad, Perry is a "Champion"

Despite poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign continues. Today, they released a new 60-second web ad emphasizing Perry's never-give-up attitude.

Video: Ron Paul Voter Profiles

The Tribune's Thanh Tan is in New Hampshire this week. She's been talking to local voters in restaurants and at Dr. Ron Paul's public events. Watch the video to find out what they told her about the Texas congressman's efforts to get their vote.

Paul Meets Expectations, Takes Second in New Hampshire

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is the runner-up to Mitt Romney in the New Hampshire primary. The campaign considered the results a victory, and the stage is set for Paul to take his message to South Carolina and beyond. "We are dangerous to the status quo!" Paul told a jubilant crowd Tuesday night.

Rick Perry signs an autograph in Pickens, South Carolina.
Rick Perry signs an autograph in Pickens, South Carolina.

Perry Says Romney Firm Acted Like "Vulture"

Rick Perry, trying to claw his way back into the 2012 presidential competition, conjured up images of hungry vultures Tuesday to describe front-runner Mitt Romney’s past as a corporate takeover artist. Perry rejected the notion that Romney was simply acting on free market principles when he led Bain Capital.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.
U.S. Congressman Ron Paul headlines a town hall in Meredith, NH. About 500 supporters and undecided voters showed up to hear him speak ahead of Tuesday's primary.

It's Prime Time for Paul in New Hampshire

If the polls are any indication, it's unlikely that U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will emerge as the victor in today's primary in New Hampshire. But he's strongly positioned to take second, and finishing anywhere in the top tier would help propel his campaign forward. 

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul speaks at a meet-and-greet event in Hollis, N.H.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul speaks at a meet-and-greet event in Hollis, N.H.

Paul's Final Day Before NH Primary

Not all went according to plan for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul on the campaign trail the day before the New Hampshire primary. Paul's wife was allegedly shoved by reporters, and a bearded man calling himself "Vermin Supreme" created an unwelcomed scene at one stop.

Gov. Rick Perry on the campaign trail with Gavin Stanley, 4.
Gov. Rick Perry on the campaign trail with Gavin Stanley, 4.

Perry Rips Romney in South Carolina

It’s been a long time since Gov. Rick Perry tore into the presidential front-runner, but on Monday he let Mitt Romney have it. Perry, campaigning in a state known for bare-knuckle politics, mocked the former Massachusetts governor for saying recently that he sometimes lived with the fear of losing his own job.