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Romney Heaps Praise on Perry, Declines to Comment on Iowa

Romney Heaps Praise on Perry, Declines to Comment on Iowa

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Mitt Romney got two bits of bad news Thursday morning: an admission by the Iowa GOP that he had not won the caucus there this month, and former GOP presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s endor…

Rick Perry Dropping Out of GOP Presidential Race

Rick Perry Dropping Out of GOP Presidential Race

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesUPDATE: Rick Perry drew his campaign to a close Thursday and threw his backing behind Newt Gingrich, just miles from where he launched his presidential bid over five months ago.(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Rick Perry will ann…

As SC Primary Looms, Perry’s Donors Say ‘It’s Over’

As SC Primary Looms, Perry’s Donors Say ‘It’s Over’

Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The way things are going, Rick Perry will be lucky if his campaign emerges from Saturday’s primary in South Carolina with a fraction of the support it had when the Texas governor announced his run for pr…

Conservatives Calling for Rick Perry to Drop Out of Race

Conservatives Calling for Rick Perry to Drop Out of Race

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — Several prominent conservatives have called for Rick Perry to call his presidential bid quits, with one conservative blogger urging the Texas governor to end his campaign and throw his backing towards N…

Rick Perry: XL Pipeline Decision Shows Obama’s Mixed Priorities

Rick Perry: XL Pipeline Decision Shows Obama’s Mixed Priorities

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(GREER, S.C.) — At a stop on his Main Street walk in Greer on Wednesday, Texas Gov.  Rick Perry argued that the president’s decision to formally reject the Keystone XL pipeline permit shows his priorities are on …

Perry Leads SC Prayer Rally Days Before Primary

Perry Leads SC Prayer Rally Days Before Primary

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — Standing before a crowd of nearly a thousand people on Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry publicly offered up a prayer for the nation four days before the South Carolina primary, just as he did five months …

Virginia Appeals Court Rules Against Perry and Gingrich

Virginia Appeals Court Rules Against Perry and Gingrich

Alex Wong/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — A federal appeals court in Virginia has denied an emergency request by Gov. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich to be placed on the ballot for the Virginia primary.After failing to get the required 10,000 signatures ne…

Analysis: Romney Stumbles, Gingrich Shines at SC Debate

Analysis: Romney Stumbles, Gingrich Shines at SC Debate

Charles Dharapa-Pool/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) — Monday night’s Republican presidential candidates debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was not one of Mitt Romney’s stronger debate performances; he stumbled when confronted by Rick Santorum about…

Perry Camp Explains Suggestion Turkey Is Led by ‘Islamic Terrorists’

Perry Camp Explains Suggestion Turkey Is Led by ‘Islamic Terrorists’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) — In response to a question about whether or not Turkey should still be a part of NATO, Rick Perry suggested Monday night that some consider the country to be ruled by “Islamic terrorists.”&…

Perry Faces Backlash Over Daniel Pearl Comment at Debate

Perry Faces Backlash Over Daniel Pearl Comment at Debate

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) — Rick Perry drew criticism Monday night from at least one reporter on Twitter who took issue with the Texas governor’s use of the death of Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was beh…

Perry and Santorum Make Appeal to Social Conservatives

Perry and Santorum Make Appeal to Social Conservatives

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) — Rick Perry and Rick Santorum, two of the Republican field’s social conservative heavyweights, made their pitches Sunday morning to a crowd of evangelical voters.When Perry entered the race in ea…

Perry and Santorum Make Appeal to Social Conservatives

Perry and Santorum Make Appeal to Social Conservatives

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) — Rick Perry and Rick Santorum, two of the Republican field’s social conservative heavyweights, made their pitches Sunday morning to a crowd of evangelical voters.When Perry entered the race in ea…

Federal Judge in Virginia Rules Against Perry and Gingrich

Federal Judge in Virginia Rules Against Perry and Gingrich

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — A federal judge said Friday that he could not rule to add Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and other presidential candidates on the Virginia primary ballot because they waited too long to challenge Virginia&rsqu…

Rick Perry’s Morning at the Gun Range and Five Guys

Rick Perry’s Morning at the Gun Range and Five Guys

Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images(RIDGELAND, S.C.) — In between campaign stops Friday morning, Texas Gov. Rick Perry squeezed in some time for a little target practice at a local gun range and a bite at Five Guys. Clad in his navy-blue “Perry Presi…

Rick Perry Flops Again on Three Departments He’d Cut

Rick Perry Flops Again on Three Departments He’d Cut

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BLUFFTON, S.C.) — When asked to name and provide the number of federal departments he’d eliminate as president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry managed to list three, but they weren’t the three agencies he consistently n…

Perry Drops ‘Vulture Capitalism’ from Speech

Perry Drops ‘Vulture Capitalism’ from Speech

ABC News(BLYTHEWOOD, S.C.) — Rick Perry may have dropped his attacks on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital from his stump speech, but in two interviews Thursday he was questioned about his critique, which some prominent Republicans are labeling as anti-entr…

Perry Likens Romney’s Bain Capital to ‘Vultures’

Perry Likens Romney’s Bain Capital to ‘Vultures’

ABC News(FORT MILL, S.C.) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized venture capital firms like the one once headed by Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, as “vultures” who prey upon sick companies and, “leave the skeleton” behind.“Allow…

Perry Lambasts Romney for Handing Out Pink Slips

Perry Lambasts Romney for Handing Out Pink Slips

ABC News(ANDERSON, S.C.) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up the attacks on Mitt Romney on Monday, trying to capitalize off the former Bain Capital executive’s comment that he once feared getting a pink slip.“Now I have no doubt that Mitt Ro…

Rick Perry’s Haircut Tab: $25

Rick Perry’s Haircut Tab: $25

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(PICKENS, S.C.) — There aren’t any $400 haircuts for Texas Governor Rick Perry, who some in Texas have dubbed with the nickname “Governor Goodhair.”  “Twenty five dollars,” Perry told repo…

Rick Perry Tells SC Voters ‘I Am Going to Stay in This Race’

Rick Perry Tells SC Voters ‘I Am Going to Stay in This Race’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SPARTANBURG, S.C.) — Five days after he expressed hesitancy about continuing in the presidential race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry made his awaited return to South Carolina on Sunday, sending a message to voters in the state tha…

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