Tribpedia: Rick Perry

James Richard "Rick" Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, was sworn in as the state's 47th chief executive on Dec. 21, 2000, replacing then-Gov. George W. Bush upon his ascendancy to the White House. Perry was elected to a four-year term in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010. On July 8, 2013, Perry announced he would not ...

Gov. Rick Perry lunches with business leaders at the Star Restaurant in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 16, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry lunches with business leaders at the Star Restaurant in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 16, 2011.

Perry Campaign Hoping for Good News in Texas Jobs Report

The latest Texas jobs numbers will be released today, and a positive report would bolster Gov. Rick Perry's economic message on the campaign trail. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports on the battle to define just how well the Texas economy is doing.

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop on Aug. 14, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop on Aug. 14, 2011.

Road Work

Who knew, when the 1998 race for lieutenant governor was raging, that the combatants would end up like this: Rick Perry is picking his way across Iowa and New Hampshire with his sights set on the White House, and John Sharp is the chancellor-apparent at the Texas A&M University System.

Whodathunkit?

Protesters in Portsmouth await Perry's arrival at Popovers restaurant Thursday, where Texas Governor
will meet with voters.
Protesters in Portsmouth await Perry's arrival at Popovers restaurant Thursday, where Texas Governor will meet with voters.

In "Liberal Bastion," Perry Receives an Unfriendly Welcome

Rick Perry came to press the flesh with voters in Portsmouth, N.H., Thursday — but he ran instead into a vociferous protest of his views on Social Security and Medicare outside a local cafe. It wasn't much better inside.

 

Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigns Monday at the Hamburg Inn restaurant in downtown Iowa City for the Republican presidential nomination.
Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigns Monday at the Hamburg Inn restaurant in downtown Iowa City for the Republican presidential nomination.

Perry Off to Uneven Start in New Hampshire

Gov. Rick Perry talked with New Hampshire voters on Wednesday, the first of a two-day swing through the early voting state. Jon Greenberg of New Hampshire Public Radio reports that Perry appeared to have reined in his recent rhetoric, but his toned-down message left some Republicans unimpressed.

Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry campaigns at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, two days after entering the race for the Republican nomination for President.
Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry campaigns at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, two days after entering the race for the Republican nomination for President.

While Perry Campaigns, Who's in Charge at Home?

Gov. Rick Perry, campaigning in Iowa again today, heads back to New Hampshire and South Carolina later this week. But while Perry's out of state, who's in charge in Texas? Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.

Presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry campaigns in Waterloo, Iowa on August 14th, 2011
Presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry campaigns in Waterloo, Iowa on August 14th, 2011

Slide Show: Perry Stumps Across Iowa

After officially launching his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry headed to Iowa and dived into retail politics. The Tribune compiled a slide show of images of the governor's Hawkeye state visit.