Rick Perry phone-banking during his reelection campaign as governor of Texas in 2006. There was evidence of the problems that lay ahead in his presidential campaigns in those days in Texas. Michael Stravato/AP hide caption

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suspended his campaign Friday. He's shown here at a campaign event in Fort Dodge, Iowa, earlier this summer. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Fact Check: Candidates Don't Tell The Whole Stories In First Debate

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Republican presidential candidates from left, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and George Pataki take the stage for a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. Seven of the candidates have not qualified for the primetime debate. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offers cheese and ice cream to guests in his hospitality room at the Iowa Lincoln Day Dinner in Des Moines on Saturday. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on charges that he abused the powers of his office to illegally try to coerce the district attorney in Austin. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty

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Gov. Rick Perry rules the roost at the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7. But his endorsement of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell flat this week as Tea Party fave Ted Cruz crushed Dewhurst in a GOP runoff for U.S. Senate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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