October 11, 2011 Can Texas Gov. Rick Perry turn in a performance at Tuesday night's presidential debate in New Hampshire that makes his past debate meltdowns and missteps things of the past?That's a primary question for many who will watch the Bloomberg News-Washington Post debate.
October 7, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry used an appearance Friday before an annual gathering of more than 3,000 Christian conservatives to suggest that his chief opponent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination is a fair-weather cultural conservative. Though Perry didn't mention former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by name, it was clear who he meant.
October 7, 2011 Before he was elected governor of Texas, or to any of a series of positions going back more than 25 years, Perry grew cotton and raised cattle on land that his family had worked since the late 1800s. In every campaign, he has run as a man shaped by that experience. But real life on the farm was far less romantic.
October 5, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry's poll number may be sagging, but his campaign is flush with cash. Perry's campaign says it raised more than $17 million in the third quarter.Perry entered the Republican presidential primary race in mid August with just 49 days left before the quarterly filing deadline. But in that short time he's shot to the top of the money race.
October 4, 2011 With accountants on the presidential campaigns now busily toting up fundraising numbers for the third quarter, the big question is this: How much did Rick Perry raise? On Monday, Reuters cited campaign fundraising volunteers who said Perry's late-breaking bid for the Republican nomination has grossed more than $10 million.
October 4, 2011 The New Jersey governor is due at a 1 p.m. ET news conference. He's said before he wasn't ready to run for president. But speculation has continued.
October 3, 2011 Rick Perry's troubles hold good news and bad news for Chris Christie. Good news in that Perry has failed to capture the imagination of the base, and bad news that the intense scrutiny of a presidential campaign can unnerve even a confident campaigner who was wooed to enter.
October 3, 2011 If there's been a worse week and a half for a presidential candidate, it's hard to remember when. Just as Texas Gov. Rick Perry worked to recover from his woeful debate performance of more than a week ago, two damaging stories got big attention. One was about the racist name of a hunting camp used by Perry's family, the other of state subsidies he gave to subprime mortgage firms.
October 3, 2011 The GOP contender's aides say his family took steps to paint over a rock at a hunting camp it leased. A racial epithet had been on the stone for years. Some who visited the camp tell The Washington Post the word was still visible in recent years.
September 29, 2011 The Texas governor rocketed to the top of the field after he entered the race for the GOP presidential nomination last month. But his wobbly debate performances have reversed his momentum and led many Republicans to say he needs to make some big changes — and fast.
September 28, 2011 When Texas Gov. Rick Perry said during a recent debate of Republican presidential candidates, "I don't think you have a heart" of those who disagreed who disagreed with his support of in-state tuition for young illegal immigrants, he lost points with many conservatives. So on Wednesday in an interview with the conservative site Newsmax.tv, Perry tried making amends.
September 28, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called the program used by 55 million Americans a "Ponzi scheme" and a "monstrous lie." Recent polls show many Republican voters are willing to give him a pass on that. But that may not be the case in a general election.
September 28, 2011 When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to run for president, his wife, Anita, urged him to get out of his "comfort zone." As she hits the trail in Iowa this week, we offer a brief look at her time as a nurse and advocate in the Lone Star State.
September 20, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to hold out the Lone Star State as a model — his vision for the country. But while Texas' growing economy has been a reliable jobs producer, the state's health care system is straining. Many family planning clinics that help serve the large numbers of uninsured in Texas have seen cuts. One supporter calls it a "war on birth control."