Rick Perry 2016

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GOP Presidential Field Just Got Smaller

Rick Perry drops out of the 2016 race

(Newser) - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for president, ending his second bid for the Republican nomination and becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House. His struggling campaign has been strapped for campaign cash and stuck polling... More »

Rick Perry Is No Longer Paying His Staff

Campaign says it had to make 'tough decisions'

(Newser) - Ominous signs from the Rick Perry campaign: Campaign staff are no longer being paid and they've been told the only expense that will be covered is travel, sources tell CBS News . "As the campaign moves along, tough decisions have to be made in respect to both monetary and... More »

Carly Fiorina Seen as Winner of First Debate

She and 6 others did their best to stand out

(Newser) - Their better-polling rivals get to debate in prime time , but seven Republicans tried to make the most of it in the first Fox News debate today. Based on the early reviews, it seems that one clearly did: Carly Fiorina. She "nailed it," observes the Washington Post . The former... More »

Rick Perry Is Running—and Hopes We Forgot 'Oops'

Ex-Texas governor will try to overcome 2011 flub and run on policy record

(Newser) - Rick Perry is hoping America will forgive an "oops" moment : He's trying again for the country's top spot. A senior adviser speaking on condition of anonymity to the AP says the ex-Texas governor will announce today in Dallas that he's jumping into the presidential fray—and... More »

Rick Perry Selling T-Shirts With His Mugshot

Says he's 'wanted' for 'defeating Democrats'

(Newser) - Rick Perry not only thinks the abuse-of-power charges against him are a joke, he's reveling in them. His Super PAC, RickPAC, is now selling $25 T-shirts featuring the Texas governor's police mugshot, reports ABC News . The text reads that he's a "wanted" man "for securing... More »

Rand Paul, Rick Perry Squabble Over Iraq

Senator targets governor's 'new glasses'

(Newser) - We've got a few years yet before 2016, but two potential GOP candidates are already taking shots at each other in dueling foreign policy pieces. Texas Gov. Rick Perry got the party started with a Washington Post op-ed, in which he attacked Sen. Rand Paul for being "curiously... More »

2016 Signal? Rick Perry Gives Up Cowboy Boots

Texas official slams 'metrosexual' governor

(Newser) - The man who signed a formal resolution from the Texas Legislature declaring the cowboy boot the state's official footwear has hung up his boots—and a lot of Texans aren't impressed. Rick Perry says he has given up wearing cowboy boots because the arched heels worsen his back... More »

President Perry? No. No. No.

Commentators aren't optimistic about longtime governor's chances

(Newser) - Rick Perry is done in Texas , which will give him time to do all kinds of exciting things, like "learn the names of all the departments of government that he disapproves of," and, of course, run for president, writes Alexandra Petri at the Washington Post . And Petri thinks... More »

Rick Perry: I Won't Seek Re-Election

Says he's going to 'pray and reflect to determine my own path'

(Newser) - As Rick Perry was waxing poetic over his political future yesterday, he refused to rule out a 2016 run for the White House, calling it "certainly ... an option out there." Today, Texas' longest-serving governor said he "will not seek re-election" in 2014, reports the AP , during a... More »

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