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The Midday Brief: Dec. 21, 2011

First lady Anita Perry at a campaign stop for her husband in Orange City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.
First lady Anita Perry at a campaign stop for her husband in Orange City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Anita Perry featured in new campaign ad; Paul gets new Super PAC; Texas has largest population growth

The Brief: Dec. 21, 2011

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stumping for Gov. Rick Perry in Maquoketa, Iowa, on Dec. 20, 2011.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stumping for Gov. Rick Perry in Maquoketa, Iowa, on Dec. 20, 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry brought one of his most prominent supporters to Iowa on Tuesday, and he quickly proved his worth.

The Midday Brief: Dec. 19, 2011

Campaign materials for Gov. Rick Perry at the Johnson County Fall BBQ event in Tiffin, Iowa, where Perry spoke on Oct. 7, 2011.
Campaign materials for Gov. Rick Perry at the Johnson County Fall BBQ event in Tiffin, Iowa, where Perry spoke on Oct. 7, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Jindal stumps for Perry in Iowa; leading social conservative Perry courted endorses Santorum; Perry hits Romney and Gingrich in new ad

The Midday Brief: Dec. 15, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry while leaving the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry while leaving the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry ad targets Gingrich, Romney; executions, death sentences drop in Texas; Perry's scandal fixer

The Midday Brief: Dec. 14, 2011

Newt Gingrich at a press conference after a debate with Herman Cain in The Woodlands on Nov. 5, 2011.
Newt Gingrich at a press conference after a debate with Herman Cain in The Woodlands on Nov. 5, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry internals show Gingrich slipping; Paul says he hasn't gone negative; Romney warns against "zany" Gingrich

The Brief: Dec. 14, 2011

A pointed warning from the Obama administration has heightened the drama surrounding the state's already chaotic redistricting process.

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