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Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at a May 6, 2016, news conference at the state Capitol after the unveiling of his official portrait.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the unveiling ceremony for his official portrait at the Texas Capitol on May 6, 2016.
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Former Gov. Rick Perry gives the closing keynote address at the the Texas Public Finance Conference in Austin on Feb. 3, 2016.
Former West Des Moines, Iowa USA Jan. 27, 2016: Texas Governor Rick Perry fires up the crowd before West Des Moines, Iowa USA Jan. 27, 2016: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to evangelicals in West Des Moines, Iowa on the eve of the final Republican debate before next week's caucuses. Cruz has challenged leader Donald Trump to a Saturday night showing when Trump declined to show for tomorrow's debate.
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to reporters on Jan. 26, 2016, in Albia, Iowa. Perry, a former 2016 candidate for president, endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on Jan. 25, 2016.
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Rick Perry flips pork on a grill Tuesday at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa.