January 19, 2012 Rick Perry garnered instant front-runner status in some polls when he joined the GOP presidential race. But he slid to the back of the pack after embarrassing debate performances. All along, his bid for the nomination seemed outsize. So, too, were the expectations, which ended Thursday.
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.
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.
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 4, 2012 The Texas governor said he's returning home to determine whether there is a path forward for his Republican presidential campaign. He got 10 percent of the vote and finished fifth in the caucuses, the opening contest to pick a challenger to President Obama.
December 28, 2011 It's increasingly clear who among the six GOP candidates competing in Iowa will likely leave without a coveted win, place or show "ticket" out on Jan. 3. NPR traveled to Indianola, Iowa, to check out events for two once high-flying candidates: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
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.
December 15, 2011 KUTTexas Gov. Rick Perry entered the GOP presidential race with great fanfare and immediately became a front-runner. But his candidacy quickly deflated. Now, Perry is trying to mount a comeback in Iowa, appealing to social conservatives with provocative ads and embarking on a bus tour of the state.
December 14, 2011 He believes in cutting taxes, rolling back regulations, balancing the budget and increasing domestic energy production. Here are a few other things politics watchers will tell you that you might not know about Perry.
December 10, 2011 The GOP hopeful has been making a last-ditch play to keep his campaign alive by placing in the top three in Iowa, where he once topped the Republican caucus polls. A good showing in Saturday night's debate would help.
December 9, 2011 Perry told the journalists that he would declare a "day of national prayer in a time of crisis" according to a post by Jason Clayworth on the Register's 2012 Iowa Caucuses blog. Here's the question — what would Madison do? The historic evidence argues strongly that the fourth president wouldn't call a day of prayer. Just the opposite, in fact.
December 7, 2011 In the latest reminder that he's still in the race (if apparently not in the hunt) for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a new TV ad in Iowa in which he makes a naked appeal to the state's religious conservatives who are expected to play an important role in the upcoming caucuses.
November 17, 2011 That Rick Perry would want to debate anyone given his own acknowledgement that he's a weak debater suggests he didn't expect Pelosi to take the bait. And he was right. Although he did give Pelosi a chance to get in a dig at his expense.
November 15, 2011 Hoping to hit on a formula that could vault him back into the top tier of Republican presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday proposed a radical makeover for all three branches of government.