Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry (left) shakes hands with a supporter as he goes onstage at the Polk County GOP summer picnic event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Perry Revives Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Rhetoric

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently joined the GOP presidential race, speaks Thursday with patrons at Popovers in Portsmouth, N.H. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Perry Makes Texas-Size Waves In Presidential Race

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry meets with business leaders at a lunch in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Texas Job Growth Trend Stretches Back For Decades

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Why Has Texas Seen A Rise In New Jobs?

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It's Official: Rick Perry Is Running For President

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces that he will run for the Republican presidential nomination, in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday. Richard Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Perry Announces Run For President

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Education Agency Administrators' Midwinter Conference in Austin, Texas, in 2001. Deborah Cannon/AP hide caption

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The Lone Star State Beginnings Of Rick Perry

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