The Pecan Lodge's combination plate, a meat lover's dream. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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A Texas delegate on the floor of the Republican National Convention in 2012. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the opening session of the Texas Legislature in Austin earlier this year. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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