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 ...

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. 

Governor Rick Perry greets Republican Linda Love at the Electric Park Ballroom on August 14th on his arrival in Iowa for three days of campaigning.
Governor Rick Perry greets Republican Linda Love at the Electric Park Ballroom on August 14th on his arrival in Iowa for three days of campaigning.

Updated: Perry Dissed by Bachmann in Iowa, Event Spokesman Says

Michele Bachmann may have won the Ames Straw Poll, but Rick Perry got the rock star treatment at a packed fundraiser in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. And Bachmann couldn't stand it, said one of the organizers of the event.

Texas Governor Rick Perry talks about the Texas economy while speaking in front of a Boeing 787 airplane during the ceremonial bill signing of HB3727 in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.
Texas Governor Rick Perry talks about the Texas economy while speaking in front of a Boeing 787 airplane during the ceremonial bill signing of HB3727 in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.

Perry Introduces Himself to New Hampshire

After his announcement in South Carolina on Saturday, Rick Perry traveled to New Hampshire, where — as Josh Rogers of New Hampshire Public Radio reports — the governor told a house party that he wouldn't go to Washington to be liked but to reduce the role of the federal government in Americans' lives.

Guilds Davis installs chairs in ballroom at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, where Gov. Rick Perry will announce for president Saturday.
Guilds Davis installs chairs in ballroom at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, where Gov. Rick Perry will announce for president Saturday.

Perry's Southern Strategy Begins in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Republican candidates have generally looked to South Carolina as a “firewall” to make a final stand in fending off the attacks from challengers. For Rick Perry, it may be more like a launching pad.

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Our all-hands-on-deck series on new laws — 31 Days, 31 Ways — continues, Root covers a challenge to the governor's school finance fix and the tax that makes it work, Philpott forecasts a presidential media tsunami will hit Texas, Murphy with a look at midyear campaign reports from candidates and PACs in Texas, yours truly on the quiet spot at the top of the 2014 ballot, Hamilton on government-required vaccinations against meningitis, Grissom reports on the heat wave in un-air-conditioned Texas jails, Aguilar on the private security business along the state's border with Mexico and M. Smith's interview with Nicole Hurd on how to get more high school students into college: The best of our best content from Aug. 8 to 12, 2011.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

Court Rules Against Individual Health Care Mandate

A federal appeals court today ruled that the individual insurance mandate in President Obama's health care reform plan is unconstitutional, a decision Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott lauded as a step toward ending "Obamacare."

PAC Men, and Women

The governor's former legislative director has a Super PAC to support the run for president, and now there's another such PAC — headed by former Perry chief of staff and legislator Mike Toomey.

Executions Probably Not an Issue — for Now

This week, Martin Robles became Texas' ninth execution of the year. Convicted in a Corpus Christi gang shooting, his death was not among the most controversial to happen on the watch of Gov. Rick Perry. During his decade in the Texas governor's office, Perry has overseen more than 230 executions, more than any governor in modern history.

Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011

Perry Talks Campaign Strategy on TV

During a quick interview at an Austin TV station today, Gov. Rick Perry talked presidential campaign strategy in advance of his Saturday kick-off. "The issue of this campaign will be about how to get America working again," Perry said.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010

Off We Go

Saddle up, buckaroos and buckarettes. We're going on our second presidential ride in 12 years. It doesn't matter who your candidate is or what your politics are, the presence of a Texas governor on a national ticket means some changes around here.