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 ...

Details of Perry's Medicare Plan Murky

Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with family members standing by.
Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with family members standing by.

Gov. Rick Perry, in New Hampshire on Thursday, told voters that the country should start "transitioning away" from its current Medicare program. But as Jon Greenberg of New Hampshire Public Radio Reports, Perry has said little about what his new program would look like.

Editor's note: Throughout the 2012 GOP primary season, the Tribune is pleased to be sharing campaign coverage with public media organizations around the country, including New Hampshire Public Radio.

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.

Cyber Prospectors Snap Up Perry Web Addresses

With Rick Perry now a presidential candidate, Perry-centric domain names are flying off the cyber shelves. Some buyers might be looking to score political points or to make mischief. Others hope to make a buck — a lot of bucks.

Governor Perry on stage with his family after announcing his run for the 2012 presidency.
Governor Perry on stage with his family after announcing his run for the 2012 presidency.

Perry Latest in Long Line of White House Hopefuls From Texas

Now that Rick Perry has officially entered the race for president, he'll soon start to set himself apart from the rest of the GOP field. But first, Ben Philpott of KUT News has a look back at how Perry compares with the the other Texans who have made a run for the White House.

Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with patrons at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo upon his arrival in Iowa on August 14, 2011
Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with patrons at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo upon his arrival in Iowa on August 14, 2011

Under Scrutiny, Perry Walks Back HPV Decision

With his lengthy record as governor under intense new scrutiny, Rick Perry is seeking to defuse the controversy around one of his most controversial decisions: his 2007 executive order requiring all girls to be vaccinated against HPV, the principal cause of cervical cancer.