Tribpedia: Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson is a Texas conservative who was born in 1976 and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1997. The behind-the-scenes campaign man has aided some of Texas’ top GOP officials in their quest for public office, helping coordinate several successful campaigns.

Johnson briefly served as Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign manager in June 2011 until he left the position, fanning ...

Perry's New Campaign Guru: Jeff Miller

Gov. Rick Perry leaving a pro-Israel rally followed by adviser Jeff Miller on July 30, 2014, at Dallas City Hall.
Gov. Rick Perry leaving a pro-Israel rally followed by adviser Jeff Miller on July 30, 2014, at Dallas City Hall.

Rick Perry's political star is rising again, and associates say the new man behind the curtain is Jeff Miller, a California transplant known for his fundraising prowess and overflowing address book. If Perry runs for president again, one former aide says Miller will be the "conductor of the orchestra."

Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.

Allbaugh at Center of Perry Campaign Drama

The longtime George W. Bush loyalist is being privately blamed for the widely reported civil war between veteran Rick Perry staffers and Washington, D.C., hands brought in to revive the Texas governor's flagging presidential campaign.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, c,  answers question from citizens and the media in Bastrop after his return from a campaign trip to South Carolina on September 5, 2011.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, c, answers question from citizens and the media in Bastrop after his return from a campaign trip to South Carolina on September 5, 2011.

Front-runner's Absence Noted At Forum

Rick Perry missed his first opportunity to appear on a national stage with his Republican rivals, but the absence of the presidential front-runner did not keep him out of the conversation.

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.