Rick Perry

Does Rick Perry Still Carry Clout in Texas?

May 23, 2016
The Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Rick Perry's endorsement of Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler and U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady.

There's the Austin ophthalmologist responsible for his trademark glasses. The former Texas Tech official who wants to represent his parents in Congress. The former police chief of Dalworthington Gardens.

Meet Rick Perry's class of 2016.

Ryan Poppe

Former Governor Rick Perry was the first to drop out of the race for President, but he's still open to playing a role in the White House.

 When asked Friday whether or not he would serve as Trump’s running mate, Perry said he would be open to serving in any role that is asked of him, including as a running mate.

 “In the myriad of areas of which I have served in the State of Texas as it’s governor, that is a set of experiences that will serve this country and if Donald Trump says ‘Perry let’s talk about you serving in this role’, I’m open to it," Perry said.

State Capitol Preservation Board

Visitors at the state capitol can now view another familiar face staring back them.  The state Preservation Board unveiled former Gov. Rick Perry’s capitol portrait Friday.

 One of the big questions had been whether the portrait would feature Perry with or without glasses, a style change that Perry made before his second run for president. 

It features him without glasses.  Perry joked about the matter.

Rick Perry Has No Interest in Third-Party Run, Former Aide Says

Mar 21, 2016
Brett Buchanan / The Texas Tribune

Amid consternation among many establishment Republicans about Donald Trump getting the GOP presidential  nomination, there has been renewed speculation that they could turn to someone who left the campaign in September: former Gov. Rick Perry.

Ryan E. Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott cast his ballot today in effort to get out the vote.  Despite his lagging poll numbers, the governor still feels confident Cruz will win Texas.

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