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Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Perry’s Suggestion

Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Perry’s Suggestion

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Rick Perry‘s attention-grabbing comment that troops should be sent back to Iraq is getting traction on Twitter.According to our social media-watching friends at BlueFin Labs, Perry’s comm…

Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Rick Perry’s Suggestion

Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Rick Perry’s Suggestion

Win McNamee/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Rick Perry‘s attention-grabbing comment that troops should be sent back to Iraq is getting traction on Twitter. According to BlueFin Labs, Perry’s comment in Saturday night’s ABC News deba…

Republican Candidates Ready for Debate in New Hampshire

Republican Candidates Ready for Debate in New Hampshire

Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — With the race for the Republican presidential nomination at its most critical moment to date, only days before the crucial New Hampshire primary, the six candidates will square off Saturday night in …

Perry Releases New TV Ad in South Carolina

Perry Releases New TV Ad in South Carolina

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — Before even setting foot in the Palmetto State this weekend, Texas Governor Rick Perry will make his presence known with a new ad buy starting Friday in South Carolina.Instead of producing a completely new…

Back on the Trail: Perry Eyes SC After ‘Reassessing’ Campaign

Back on the Trail: Perry Eyes SC After ‘Reassessing’ Campaign

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — In a matter of twelve hours, Texas Gov. Rick Perry wavered from being “all in,” to “reassessing” his campaign, to finally settling on soldiering on in the Republican nominating contest, with his eye on Sou…

Rick Perry Moving Forward: ‘Here We Come, South Carolina’

Rick Perry Moving Forward: ‘Here We Come, South Carolina’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — Rick Perry on Wednesday hinted that he has no plans to end his campaign, one day after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, which prompted the Texas governor to announce a brief hiatus for reassessment.&ld…

Perry Will Leave Campaign Trail, Return to Texas to ‘Think’

Perry Will Leave Campaign Trail, Return to Texas to ‘Think’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Texas Governor Rick Perry may be the first official casualty of the Iowa caucuses.Perry said Tuesday night in his concession speech after his fifth-place showing in the Iowa caucuses that he will leave …

Rick Perry Rallies Volunteers on Caucus Morning

Rick Perry Rallies Volunteers on Caucus Morning

Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) — In a ballroom full of supporters and volunteers, Texas Gov. Rick Perry rallied his troops on this caucus morning as volunteers prepared to fan out across Iowa for that final, extra push.“This …

Perry: Winning Iowa Caucuses Is ‘Only Scoreboard That Matters’

Perry: Winning Iowa Caucuses Is ‘Only Scoreboard That Matters’

ABC News(PERRY, Iowa) — In a town that bears the same name he does, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told supporters Monday gathered at the final rally of his bus tour that none of the polls leading up to the caucuses matter: Winning the Iowa caucuses Tuesday ni…

Rick Perry: Bachmann, Santorum Have No National Organization

Rick Perry: Bachmann, Santorum Have No National Organization

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry views the road beyond Iowa as one working more in his favor than in Michele Bachmann’s or Rick Santorum’s, saying the two rivals, who are competing for the same co…

Rick Perry: Bachmann, Santorum Have No National Organization

Rick Perry: Bachmann, Santorum Have No National Organization

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry views the road beyond Iowa as one working more in his favor than in Michele Bachmann’s or Rick Santorum’s, saying the two rivals, who are competing for the same co…

Perry Demands that Santorum Explain Earmarks

Perry Demands that Santorum Explain Earmarks

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WATERLOO, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry demanded former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, whom he dubbed a “prolific earmarker” Thursday, explain his support of earmarks for pet projects, including a teapot mus…

Rivals Attack Ron Paul on Iran, Electability

Rivals Attack Ron Paul on Iran, Electability

Scott Olson/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Ron Paul is surging in Iowa, and sensing a threat, his opponents are on the attack, firing away at what they say are the Texas congressman’s weaknesses.“Ron Paul thinks it would be fine if the I…

Rick Santorum Responds to Rick Perry on Negative Attacks

Rick Santorum Responds to Rick Perry on Negative Attacks

Steve Pope/Getty Images(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — For the first time in this race, Rick Santorum finds himself getting not only noticed by the other candidates, but on the receiving end of attacks.Rick Perry released a radio ad Thursday hitting Santorum for …

Newt Gingrich Considering Joining Rick Perry’s Virginia Lawsuit

Newt Gingrich Considering Joining Rick Perry’s Virginia Lawsuit

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CARROLL, Iowa) — The Newt Gingrich campaign says it was contacted by members of Rick Perry’s team Thursday about joining the lawsuit the Texas governor filed against the Republican party of Virginia in the state’s Ea…

Perry Draws Blank on Landmark Texas Supreme Court Case

Perry Draws Blank on Landmark Texas Supreme Court Case

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted Thursday that he didn’t know about the Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, a case decided while he was governor which struck down the state’s anti-sodomy …

Rick Perry Pounces on ‘Prolific Earmarker’ Rick Santorum

Rick Perry Pounces on ‘Prolific Earmarker’ Rick Santorum

ABC News(WASHINGTON, Iowa) — One day after Rick Santorum surged to third place in an Iowa poll, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hammered the former Pennsylvania senator for his including earmarks in bills he presented in Congress, labeling Santorum as a “…

In New TV Ad, Rick Perry Hits Rivals Who Served in Congress

In New TV Ad, Rick Perry Hits Rivals Who Served in Congress

ABC News(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — Five days before the caucuses, Rick Perry is looking to drive home the point that he’s the “outsider” in the GOP presidential race, releasing a new television ad on Iowa airwaves specifically slamming candidates who s…

Rick Perry Modifies Abortion Stand Again, Mother’s Life Only Exception

Rick Perry Modifies Abortion Stand Again, Mother’s Life Only Exception

ABC News(INDIANOLA, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry modified his newly transformed position on abortion again Wednesday, stating that the life of the mother is the only exception in which he’d support abortion.On Tuesday, the candidate said he had…

Perry Slams Obama Over US Troop Withdrawal, Parade

Perry Slams Obama Over US Troop Withdrawal, Parade

ABC News(URBANDALE, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused President Obama of putting politics ahead of troops at an early morning stop in Iowa Wednesday, criticizing the president for not holding a welcome home parade as the final soldiers returned fr…

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