January 31, 2012 A new disclosure report documents how Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry lost his fundraising base. Donors gave up long before Perry dropped out two weeks ago.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry salutes after announcing that he is suspending his campaign as a Republican presidential candidate.
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January 19, 2012 The Texas governor leaves a race he once led. He throws his support to the former House speaker. "There is no viable path forward for me," Perry told supporters this morning in South Carolina.
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a Jan. 10 campaign stop at the Sun City Lake House in Fort Mill, S.C.
January 12, 2012 Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his presidential campaign in South Carolina last August, but it may soon come to an end in the same state where it started. Ben Philpott of KUT News reports on Morning Edition that Perry hopes to make a stand in the Palmetto State.
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Mitt Romney greets supporters in Manchester, N.H., after seizing a second victory in his fight to be the party's presidential nominee.
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January 11, 2012 The real danger of the Bain story will not be manifest among Republicans this winter and spring. The real danger is that the story bobs back up in the summer and fall.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigns in South Carolina on Jan. 9. Perry is suing Virginia to get his name on its March 6 primary ballot.
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January 10, 2012 A federal judge will decide on Friday whether Virginia must give more GOP candidates access to its March 6 primary ballot.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney talks to the press after speaking at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson, N.H., on Jan. 9.
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January 9, 2012 Despite the lukewarm way most Republicans respond to Mitt Romney in the Granite State, no one challenger has emerged to capitalize on the dissatisfaction.
January 9, 2012 Six women in Derry, N.H., talk with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about the economy, federal spending and who's the biggest flip-flopper in Tuesday's GOP primary.
January 9, 2012 Candidates have gone into New Hampshire in the past with high expectations, only to be shot down, even if they won. Mitt Romney knows the Granite State is set with traps for his nomination.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is barely registering in the polls in New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Tuesday.
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January 7, 2012 The crash-and-burn nature of the Texas governor's campaign was on display at his headquarters in Manchester. There was no one at the front desk, no volunteers making phone calls, just a landscape of largely empty offices and a stack of enormous Perry signs.
January 4, 2012 Though he said last night that he would go home to reassess his bid for the presidency — a signal that he might drop out of the race — Texas Gov. Rick Perry just tweeted that "the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State."
January 3, 2012 As Iowa Republicans head to the caucuses to have their say, we look at how the candidates stack up on the eve of the vote — and how previous winners (and losers) eventually fared.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends the Westside Conservative Club breakfast Wednesday in Urbandale, Iowa.
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December 28, 2011 The Texas governor asked a federal court to stop Virginia from printing its March 6 GOP primary ballots while it considers a legal challenge to the ballot qualification measures, which would leave only two candidates on the official Republican ballot. Newt Gingrich also is considering action.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a campaign event at Clark Electric Co-op on Dec. 27 in Osceola, Iowa. Perry's stance on immigration has troubled some Iowa voters.
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December 28, 2011 Of course, the economy is the main issue for voters in Iowa's Jan. 3 caucuses. But as the state's Hispanic population surges, Republican candidates are struggling with how best to deal with voter concerns around illegal immigration.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry walks to his bus after a campaign stop at the Glenn Miller Museum in Clarinda, Iowa on Dec. 27.
December 27, 2011 With just one week to go before Iowa voters head to the caucuses, polls show a tight race. What do the GOP candidates need to do to gain an edge?
In a last bout of campaigning before Christmas, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota signs autographs at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, on Dec. 22.
December 26, 2011 If Iowans feel they've been bombarded by political ads in recent weeks, that's nothing compared to what the next eight days will be like. With the caucuses only a week from Tuesday, the ad wars are changing gears for the final stretch.
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