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Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Best Of Rick Perry's Bumbling Campaign For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry has finally come to grips with reality and decided to drop out of the contest for the Republican nomination for President. ...

Rick Perry Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday ahead of South Carolina's primary election. P...

Ryan Grim

Perry Challenges Romney To Release Tax Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry on Monday joined Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in calling for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns quickly, so that voters can find out...

Mike Huckabee Talks GOP Hopeful's 'Incredibly Bad Blunder'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Former Arkansas governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said this week that Rick Perry may have damaged his presidential campaign i...

Perry's Son Mocks Santorum's Sweater Vest

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Griffin Perry, son of GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, tweeted a jab at his father's rival on Thursday, using a college sports rivalry to rib Ri...

Amanda Terkel

Will Rick Perry Drop Out Because Of Disappointing Iowa Results?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), coming in a disappointing fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, sounded a somber note at his final speech on Tuesday, raising t...

Perry Reassessing Bid After Poor Finish In Iowa

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — An undeterred Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Wednesday to press ahead with his White House bid as he headed home to map out a winni...

Perry Struggles To Rebound After Big 'Oops'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

After surging in the polls on the heels of announcing his candidacy last August, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign took a turn for the worse. A series ...

Rick Perry Makes Big Flip Flop

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry said Wednesday that he has "always struggled" with his position on abortion and cla...

Texas Shells Out Millions For Perry's Extravagant Security Detail

The Texas Tribune | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Aside from President Obama, Perry -- the only sitting governor in the 2012 race -- has the largest security contingent, and apparently the only one o...

Perry Won't Appear On Virginia Ballot

AP | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has failed to make it onto Virginia's March 6 Republican presidential primary ballot, and the fate of form...

WATCH: Rick Perry Confronted By Bisexual Teen

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was challenged point blank in Iowa over the weekend by a bisexual teen who asked him to explain his opposition to gays serving o...

Rick Perry 'Awarded' For Gaffes

Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has just received the kind of award nobody wants to get. In the January edition of Texas Monthly magazine, it gives out the "...

Ryan Grim

Did Rick Perry Save Mitt Romney From Committing A Felony?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

Did Rick Perry save Mitt Romney from committing a felony Saturday night in Iowa? During Saturday night's debate, Romney offered to bet Perry $10,00...

Shootin' 'Oops': Perry Nails Another Mistake

Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Already effectively an afterthought in New Hampshire primary polling, Texas Governor Rick Perry took to Fox News Wednesday and referred to the Granite...

Perry Inadvertently Quashes Book Deal

Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

It's risky to tie hopes of fame and fortune to things outside one's control -- just ask Jason Stanford and James Moore, authors of a new book about Te...

Is Rick Perry Embarrassing Texas?

McClatchy | Maria Recio | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now at single-digit lows in polls after his high-flying start on the presidential campaign trail, has performed so badly on the...

Amanda Terkel

Perry Campaign Fundraising Off Of Debate Catastrophe

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Early Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) campaign sent out an email to supporters, asking them to donate to the Texas governor's campaign a...

Rick Perry Jobs Program Fails To Deliver, Study Finds

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — A government watchdog group in Texas said Wednesday that a job creation program touted often by Gov. Rick Perry as he seeks the ...

Despite Rhetoric, Perry Reaps Big Benefits Of Being Government Employee

Texas Tribune | Jay Root | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

As a Texas governor and presidential candidate, Rick Perry has repeatedly turned to the marketplace for policy solutions to health care and retirement...

Perry Campaign Rhetoric On Touted Reforms Contradicts Evidence

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

PRESIDIO, Texas — Presidio County is bigger than Delaware and has just one practicing physician who doesn't deliver babies or treat emergencies....

Rick Perry's Texas-Sized Problem?

Texas Tribune | Emily Ramshaw and Elizabeth Titus | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texans have elected Rick Perry governor three times -- with almost 55 percent of the vote in 2010 -- but that does not mean Texas' Republican establis...

More Come To Defend Perry Against Charges He Was Drunk During Expressive Speech

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry says he hadn't been drinking alcohol or taking medication when he delivered an animated spee...

Romney Targets Perry In Liberal Stronghold

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney took aim at primary rival Rick Perry on Tuesday with a California attack ad accusing the Texas governor of "sup...

Perry Wasn't Drunk During Speech, Event Host Says

Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry wasn't orating while intoxicated when he delivered an unusual speech in New Hampshire over th...