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Perry Campaign Files Lawsuit Against Virginia Ballot Access Rules

Perry Campaign Files Lawsuit Against Virginia Ballot Access Rules

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — Lawyers for Texas Gov. Rick Perry filed papers in federal court in Richmond Tuesday arguing that Virginia’s requirement for petition circulators to be either eligible or registered voters in the state “imp…

DVD Sways Perry’s Position on Abortion

DVD Sways Perry’s Position on Abortion

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(OSCEOLA, Iowa) — Rick Perry admitted to Iowa voters Tuesday evening that he underwent a “transformation” in his views on abortion, shifting from a stance that allowed for abortion in cases of rape, incest, and concerning f…

Rick Perry Resumes Iowa Bus Tour, Hammers GOP Opponents

Rick Perry Resumes Iowa Bus Tour, Hammers GOP Opponents

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa) — After a four day hiatus from the campaign trail, Texas Gov. Rick Perry restarted his bus tour through Iowa, pounding his opponents for their Washington and Wall Street “insider” status a…

New Perry Ad Slams Candidates Who Served in Congress

New Perry Ad Slams Candidates Who Served in Congress

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — In a new ad released in Iowa, Rick Perry slams the four candidates who served in Congress. “If Washington’s the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it?” an announcer reads as pictures of Michele Bac…

‘California Governor’ Rick Perry? Oops…

‘California Governor’ Rick Perry? Oops…

ABC News(CLARINDA, Iowa) — Someone had an “oops” moment Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn’t Rick Perry.  During a meet and greet at the Glenn Miller Museum in Clarinda, Iowa, State Rep. Rich Anderson made a small gaffe when he acci…

Who Pays for Rick Perry’s Security? Texans

Who Pays for Rick Perry’s Security? Texans

ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Rick Perry’s security costs have risen since he entered the presidential campaign in August, costing Texas taxpayers as much as $400,000 a month, according to a report by the Texas Tribune. An examination of Texas publi…

Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry Fail to Qualify for Virginia Ballot

Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry Fail to Qualify for Virginia Ballot

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — After a scramble to gather the requisite number of signatures in his home state, Newt Gingrich failed to make it on the ballot in the state of Virginia.Texas Governor Rick Perry also failed submit eno…

Gingrich Files for Virginia Primary, Other GOP Candidates Do Not

Gingrich Files for Virginia Primary, Other GOP Candidates Do Not

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — After a great deal of speculation, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich filed his paperwork for the Virginia presidential primary with the state’s board of elections in time for Thursday’s 5 p.m….

Rick Perry Completes First Leg of Iowa Bus Tour

Rick Perry Completes First Leg of Iowa Bus Tour

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(NEWTON, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry wrapped up the first leg of his Iowa bus tour Thursday with an employee town hall at TPI Iowa, which manufactures components for wind turbines.On the first leg of his bus tour, the GOP…

Prone to Mistakes, Rick Perry Prays He Won’t Trip Up

Prone to Mistakes, Rick Perry Prays He Won’t Trip Up

Alex Wong/Getty Images(MUSCATINE, Iowa) — As the media await his next gaffe, Rick Perry admitted he often sends a prayer to the heavens so he won’t slip up and see another one of his mistakes on national TV.“I prayed right before I walked …

Rick Perry Super PAC Goes Negative on Gingrich and Romney

Rick Perry Super PAC Goes Negative on Gingrich and Romney

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Make Us Great Again, the super PAC supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential bid, went negative for the first time Wednesday, releasing a television ad in Iowa and South Carolina blasting New…

Rick Perry’s Wife Touts Their Values in New Iowa TV Ad

Rick Perry’s Wife Touts Their Values in New Iowa TV Ad

Tom Williams/Roll Call(MUSCATINE, Iowa) – Rick Perry’s campaign is out with a new television ad in Iowa featuring his wife Anita Perry as she tells the story of their relationship, small town upbringing and Christian values.“It’…

Gov. Rick Perry Makes Last Dash for Iowa Evangelical Vote

Gov. Rick Perry Makes Last Dash for Iowa Evangelical Vote

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — When Iowa Republicans head to the caucuses Jan. 3, don’t count Texas Governor Rick Perry out of the race just yet.The Texas governor was a force to be reckoned with when he burst into the race in August. The …

New Perry Ad Categorizes Gingrich as K Streeter, Romney as Wall Streeter

New Perry Ad Categorizes Gingrich as K Streeter, Romney as Wall Streeter

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(AUSTIN, Texas) — Rick Perry is out with a new ad asking voters to consider what “street” candidates work.The 30-second spot categorizes Newt Gingrich as a K Streeter and Mitt Romney as a Wall Street man, whi…

Perry Confronted by Teen over Gays Serving Openly in Military

Perry Confronted by Teen over Gays Serving Openly in Military

ABC News(DECORAH, Iowa) — A 14-year-old openly bisexual girl collared Texas Gov. Rick Perry after his town hall in Decorah, Iowa, Sunday evening and challenged him to explain the reasoning behind his belief that gays should not serve openly in the mil…

Perry Launches New Attacks on Gingrich, Romney

Perry Launches New Attacks on Gingrich, Romney

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW HAMPTON, Iowa) — In a weekend that has been full of hits on opponents for issues ranging from Iran to earmarks, Texas Gov. Rick Perry continued the criticism of his rivals on Sunday, this time launching separate attack…

In Iowa, Perry Lambasts Ron Paul on Iran, Gingrich for Freddie Mac Ties

In Iowa, Perry Lambasts Ron Paul on Iran, Gingrich for Freddie Mac Ties

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHEROKEE, Iowa) — Squeezed into the back corner of a packed coffee house here, Texas Gov. Rick Perry did not hold back on criticizing some of his Republican opponents, starting with Rep. Ron Paul for his comments on Iran i…

Rick Perry ‘Retires’ Early To Collect Pension Benefits

Rick Perry ‘Retires’ Early To Collect Pension Benefits

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rick Perry’s personal financial disclosure released Friday shows the Texas governor essentially “retired” in January to begin the early collection of pension benefits, drastically increasing h…

Rick Perry Says Fourth Place Iowa Finish Won’t Stop His Campaign

Rick Perry Says Fourth Place Iowa Finish Won’t Stop His Campaign

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SIOUX CITY, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested Wednesday that he might come in as low as fourth place in the Iowa caucuses next month, but said that won’t stop him from competing in other states.“You&rsquo…

Rick Perry Rails Against ‘Insiders’ in New Ad

Rick Perry Rails Against ‘Insiders’ in New Ad

ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Rick Perry released his second ad in Iowa Thursday — a TV spot that paints Republican opponents Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney as “political insiders.”“Reckless spending and high taxes are destroying our eco…

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