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The Midday Brief: Oct. 5, 2011

Your afternoon reading: $17 million fundraising haul a shot in the arm for Perry; Paul reports $8 million raised; Ogden says state is $1.8 billion better off than thought

The Brief: Oct. 5, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national conference in San Antonio on Aug. 30, 2011.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national conference in San Antonio on Aug. 30, 2011.

With Rick Perry down and Chris Christie out, Mitt Romney may have hit a turning point.

The Midday Brief: Oct. 4, 2011

Perry talking to supporter while touring the Manchester NH Chili Festival
Perry talking to supporter while touring the Manchester NH Chili Festival

Your afternoon reading: Christie says "now is not my time"; Perry joins boycott of Univision debate; Perry campaign said to have raised more than $15 million

The Brief: Oct. 4, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry answers media questions upon his arrival at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry answers media questions upon his arrival at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 2011.

President Obama will visit Texas today facing strong political headwinds. Rick Perry, on the rocks like never before, can relate.

The Brief: Oct. 3, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011

Rick Perry, steadying himself after taking a pummeling last week on immigration, has again been knocked off balance.

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