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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.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina joins Rick Perry on the campaign trail in Kimballton, Iowa.
Rick Perry on campaigns in Kimballton, Iowa on August 17, 2015.
Rick Perry campaigns at a meet and greet in Storm Lake, Iowa on August 17, 2015.