February 23rd, 2014
10:38 AM ET
7 months ago

Who’s ruling out a 2016 bid?

(CNN) – On CNN’s “State of the Union,” four governors were asked Sunday whether they want to rule out a presidential bid.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, considered a dark horse for the 2016 presidential race, didn’t directly answer the question.
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Filed under: 2016 • Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
February 23rd, 2014
10:04 AM ET
7 months ago

Four governors on the politics of pot

(CNN) – Four governors - two Republicans and two Democrats - indicated Sunday that their states would not be headed down the same road as Colorado and Washington in terms of legalizing recreational marijuana.

Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether they would consider making pot legal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the first to jump in with a flat “no.”
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Filed under: Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
First on CNN: Group backing Rick Perry airing TV ad in Illinois
February 21st, 2014
05:43 PM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN: Group backing Rick Perry airing TV ad in Illinois

Washington (CNN) - An independent group supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running a new television ad in Illinois aimed at luring new business to the Lone Star State.

The 30-second commercial stars Perry, standing before the state capitol building in Austin, looking straight into the camera and highlighting Texas' business-friendly tax and regulatory climate.

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Filed under: Illinois • Rick Perry
Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous
February 21st, 2014
02:24 PM ET
7 months ago

Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous

Washington (CNN) – The Internet is kind of like that annoying friend from college who remembers you at your sloppy drunk worst and keeps telling the stories over and over again.

While combing through 25,000 documents related to the now-closed investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, when he was the Milwaukee County executive, we came across this gem.

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February 21st, 2014
12:04 PM ET
7 months ago

Nugent apologizes for using term 'subhuman mongrel'

Updated 1:03 p.m.

(CNN) - Conservative activist and rocker Ted Nugent apologized Friday for using the term "subhuman mongrel" to describe President Barack Obama.

"I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself," he said in an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, who's also a CNN political commentator.
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Filed under: Greg Abbott • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Ted Cruz
Rand Paul: Nugent should apologize for 'offensive' words
February 21st, 2014
09:22 AM ET
7 months ago

Rand Paul: Nugent should apologize for 'offensive' words

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul says Ted Nugent owes President Barack Obama an apology.

Paul tweeted Thursday night that

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Filed under: 2016 • President Obama • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Ted Cruz
February 20th, 2014
08:16 PM ET
7 months ago

Perry: Nugent's comments ‘shouldn't surprise anybody'

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is playing down a controversial campaign appearance for the Lone Star State’s leading Republican gubernatorial candidate by rocker Ted Nugent, who has stirred outrage with controversial comments about President Barack Obama.

"The idea that Ted Nugent has said something that's outrageous shouldn't surprise anybody. He's been saying outrageous things for a lot of years,” Perry told Wolf Blitzer on Thursday on CNN’s "The Situation Room.”

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Filed under: Rick Perry • Ted Cruz • Texas
Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana
February 11th, 2014
08:37 PM ET
8 months ago

Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana

(CNN) – Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said she supports medical marijuana use as well easing the state's legal consequences for possessing small amounts of the drug.

Davis' comments echo those of current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who said he supports less stringent penalties in Texas for marijuana use.

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Filed under: Marijuana • Rick Perry • Texas • Wendy Davis
February 7th, 2014
10:34 AM ET
8 months ago

Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'

Dallas, Texas (CNN) – In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016.

Not everyone was so enamored.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rick Perry • Texas
First on CNN: Perry plans campaign-style swing through South Carolina
November 27th, 2013
02:36 PM ET
10 months ago

First on CNN: Perry plans campaign-style swing through South Carolina

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make a campaign-style swing through the key Republican primary state of South Carolina next week, making four appearances in the state's most conservative region.

Perry's keynote speech to a South Carolina Republican Party banquet in Spartanburg next Tuesday has already been announced.
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Filed under: Rick Perry • South Carolina
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