Rick Perry

Perry Campaign Details Path Forward Despite Money Woes

Aug 11, 2015
Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

 

Beset by fundraising troubles, Rick Perry's presidential campaign sees a path forward by morphing into a skeletal operation and living off the land to keep the former Texas governor's candidacy alive through to the start of next year's caucus and primaries.

WBUR Here and Now

Thursday night was the first night that the nation witnessed the 17 Republican presidential hopefuls on stage. Because of the abundance of candidates the FOX news debate was broken down into two heats. We’ll focus on how the candidates who can call Texas home fared. But first, what did Texans think of the debate?

Perry for President Campaign

Texas will be well represented in the first GOP presidential debate Thursday that’s being broadcast by Fox TV.  But the Texan who led the state Republican Party for more than a decade didn’t make the cut. 

As expected Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul- all raised in Texas -will be invited to the first debate being held in Cleveland.  They’ve consistently polled in the top third of the 17 GOP candidates, and polling numbers were used to decide which 10 would be invited. 

Austin-born Carly Fiorina didn’t make it. 

Appeals Court Rejects One Count in Perry Indictment

Jul 24, 2015

From the Texas Tribune: A state appeals court on Friday ruled against one of two counts in the indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry

The 3rd Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin specifically found a problem with the second count, which alleges Perry coerced a public servant. The court upheld the first count, which accuses Perry of abusing his power.

Perry's legal team called the ruling a "clear step towards victory for the rule of law."

New Hampshire Republicans Not Ruling Perry Out

Jul 4, 2015
Ryan E. Poppe

 

DERRY, N.H. — If Rick Perry has a base in New Hampshire, it’s made up of women and veterans.

At a Friday night campaign event, an adoring crowd ate up every word from the Texas governor. Perry playfully referred to each female supporter he met as "girl," no matter her age. And when the party’s hostess presented him with a New Hampshire-shaped pin, he said, “Pin me.”

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