Ted Cruz is sucking up much of the oxygen this week after kicking off his bid for the White House. But another Texan, former Gov. Rick Perry, has been steadily building his own presidential campaign, preparing to launch within a couple of months.
The former Texas governor turned a constitutionally weak office into a source of tremendous informal power.
Candidates over the course of a campaign, or multiple campaigns, can either stagnate — recycling talking points, never reflecting on or refining their own views — or grow. The liberal media like to define “grow” as becoming more liberal, but we have seen two candidates become much better versions of themselves, able to communicate […]
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to show off his domestic and foreign policy chops Tuesday at a breakfast with reporters in Houston.
Burnt Orange Report: Sorry, Rick Perry. Texas GOP effort to move the Public Integrity unit under the Attorney General will only remind voters about your indictment. Blue Oregon: Sorry, Oregon GOPers. Recent history suggests choosing a conservative doctor to take on Governor Kate Brown won’t end well for you. Little Green Footballs: Sorry, Ted Cruz. Show More Summary
Well, he’s smarter than Rick Perry, give him that. The race to the winger bottom is going to be even more intense in the 2016 primaries, what with this cycle’s Texas neoconfederate being able to speak complete sentences and everyth...
The former Texas governor forgot that he hasn’t announced that he’s running for president. Oops! As the Des Moines Register reports: Because he’s not a declared presidential candidate yet, Perry in his prepared remarks at a Dallas County GOP event Thursday evening was careful to say he’s in Iowa to push for the election of [...]
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is locking down some major donors in his home state as the competition for dollars there intensifies among likely presidential candidates.
The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he “never raised taxes” in his 14 years as governor of the state. That’s not the case. During his tenure, he increased taxes on businesses, cigarettes,...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny.]BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN???!!!Rick Perry's latest hire as a top campaign staffer was embroiled in controversy in 2012 over a private email which suggested children's lives would be harmed if the nation had...Show More Summary
Former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas late Thursday disavowed an email sent by a newly hired senior adviser from four years ago that suggested women are unfit for the presidency.
Des Moines Register: Because he’s not a declared presidential candidate yet, Perry in his prepared remarks at a Dallas County GOP event Thursday evening was careful to say he’s in Iowa to push for the election of all constitutional conservatives … Continue reading ?
“I’m the candidate. And my views are the ones that matter.” — Rick Perry (R), quoted by the Des Moines Register, forgetting that he’s not officially said he’s a candidate for president when asked about the views of his aides.
Rick Perry's newest hire has some politically incorrect -- and theologically sound -- views on women and power.
Rick Perry staffer: Does God really want a female president?
On election night 2010, Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin Gubernatorial sweepstakes flew under the national radar. More national focus was thrust upon Texas Governor Rick Perry's successful re-election bid, and the election of Marco Rubio to the U.S. Show More Summary
The state bar of Texas has filed a formal misconduct accusation against the prosecutor who secured a conviction in one of the country’s most dubious and disputed death penalty cases. Earlier this month the bar lodged a petition in Navarro County, near Dallas, alleging that John Jackson withheld...
Oh jeez. This is almost as awkward as the time that group of college students asked Rick Perry explicit questions about gay sex. Tea Party darling Ted Cruz stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night in an effort to build his national platform before his inevitable 2016 presidential primary defeat. Unfortunately for him, things didn’t […]
Former Texas governor Rick Perry is set to announce that Margaret Lauderback will serve as his national finance director and that Don McGahn will serve as his campaign counsel. Lauderback served as the finance director for Perry’s ill-fated 2012 campaign. Show More Summary
Let me say first of all that I like Rick Perry quite a lot. I’ve had the privilege of meeting him personally on several occasions and I am impressed with his accomplishments as Governor of Texas. However, it’s time to confront the...Show More Summary