Perry: Politicians aren't perfect
June 15th, 2013
10:26 AM ET
10 months ago

Perry: Politicians aren't perfect

Washington (CNN) - Gov. Rick Perry of Texas made light at a major gathering of conservatives on Saturday of his sometimes rocky 2012 run for the White House.

"I've learned a little bit about humility particularly on national television," he quipped to laughter at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual conference, which is one of the largest gatherings of social conservatives.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
Rick Perry tries to lure gun makers to Texas
June 10th, 2013
08:43 PM ET
10 months ago

Rick Perry tries to lure gun makers to Texas

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been courting gun manufacturers in states that have enacted tougher gun laws, and next week, he's taking his message on the road.

Perry will travel to Connecticut and New York to meet with business leaders in the firearm industries, his office announced.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun control • Gun rights • New York • Rick Perry
Photo: Perry gives Obama a Lone Star welcome
May 9th, 2013
01:37 PM ET
12 months ago

Photo: Perry gives Obama a Lone Star welcome

(CNN) - Deplaning in Austin, Texas, Thursday, President Barack Obama was greeted by Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who made a bid for last year's GOP presidential nomination.

The focus of Thursday's visit is job growth - something Perry has touted as a chief accomplishment of his time in office. Speaking after greeting Obama, the governor said the president was smart to visit Austin.

"We are doing things right in Texas and I think the president is wise to come here and take a look at it," he said, noting Obama had recently visited the Lone Star state to attend a memorial service for the first responders killed in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.

A vocal critic of Obama's, Perry most recently railed against the president's gun control proposals during last week's National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston.

"I realize to those who don't understand the issue, gun laws may look like an easy fix, and might even make some of them feel like these laws do something to solve a problem. Except they don't fix anything. They may win a news cycle, or help our president score political points, but they do nothing but make it harder for law-abiding Americans to own guns," Perry said.


Filed under: President Obama • Rick Perry • Texas
May 3rd, 2013
02:57 PM ET
12 months ago

Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention

(CNN) – Within minutes of the National Rifle Association's opening forum at their annual meeting Friday, the group's leaders went after gun control proposals and advocates who sought to expand tougher firearm laws following the deadly Newtown elementary school massacre.

"Where we see tragedy, Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg, they see opportunity," said Chris Cox, the executive director for the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • NRA • Rick Perry • Ted Cruz • Texas • Wayne LaPierre
April 27th, 2013
04:29 PM ET
12 months ago

Texas governor demands apology over newspaper's plant blast cartoon

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is demanding an apology from a California newspaper that published a cartoon that seemed to link his push for less regulations to the recent fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14.

"The Sacramento Bee published a disgusting 'cartoon' mocking the deadly explosion in West. While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won't stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans. I have written the editor and asked that they apologize to the citizens of West," Perry wrote on his official Facebook page.

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Filed under: 2013 • Rick Perry
April 5th, 2013
07:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

(CNN) - A bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination could be in Rick Perry's future, the Texas governor told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday.

"Our legislature will be leaving in approximately 55 days," Perry said on "The Situation Room," adding that "at that particular point in time, I'll sit down with friends and family and make a decision about 2016."
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Filed under: Rick Perry • TV-The Situation Room
Perry ties illegal immigration to Texas DA killing
April 3rd, 2013
01:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Perry ties illegal immigration to Texas DA killing

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew parallels on Wednesday between the recent killing of a Texas district attorney and the security of his state's border with Mexico, though he provided no evidence to support the claim.

Perry, a candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, maintains the Obama administration has not put enough boots on the ground to secure the border.
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Filed under: Immigration • Mexico • Rick Perry • Texas
March 27th, 2013
08:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Rick Scott: Florida to be better 'braggers' than Texas

(CNN) - Gov. Rick Scott in Florida has a message for his counterpart in Texas: Bring it on.

The first term governor, who's struggling with low approval ratings, said Wednesday he wants Florida-not the Lone Star State–to become the state known for job growth. And as he approaches re-election next year, Scott is staying focused the economy.
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Filed under: Florida • Jobs • Rick Perry • Rick Scott
Perry to speak at CPAC
February 25th, 2013
10:58 AM ET
1 year ago

Perry to speak at CPAC

(CNN) – Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the list of potential 2016 presidential hopefuls set to speak at a major gathering for conservatives next month.

Perry, who ran an unsuccessful 2012 bid for the White House, will deliver remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union.
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Filed under: CPAC • Rick Perry
Perry to visit California, recruit business for Texas
February 9th, 2013
12:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Perry to visit California, recruit business for Texas

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hitting the road to drum up business.

But he isn't on a tour of the Lone Star State.
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Filed under: California • Rick Perry • Texas
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