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  • Rick Perry: Trump will 'peel her skin off' when debating Clinton

    06/02/2016 3:30:05 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says Hillary Clinton would be torn apart in a debate with Donald Trump. "Donald Trump will peel her skin off in a debate setting and actually, he'll peel it off this evening out in San Jose as well," Perry said on Fox News when asked about a potential debate between the two presidential contenders. Perry, who backed Trump in May, said Clinton is not used to taking criticism and called out the Democratic front-runner for not holding a press conference in months. He said she does not "want to take hard questions from the...
  • Former Governor Rick Perry Predicts Trump Will Win 37 States in Landslide

    05/18/2016 12:29:46 PM PDT · by GilGil · 159 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted during a private phone call Wednesday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could carry more than 35 states in the November election. “The more I spend time with him, the more I talk with him, the more I see how he has analyzed this country properly at this point in time, I feel very comfortable that we’re going to win,” Perry told donors during a conference call hosted by the pro-Trump Great America PAC. “I think we have the potential to win overwhelmingly,” he added. “I’m talking a 35, 36, 37-state victory. Just...
  • Rick Perry Attacked for Keeping His Word

    05/14/2016 6:36:09 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2016 | Bob Price
    Unlike some of the other former candidates, Rick Perry is keeping his word and has pledged his support for the apparent nominee, Donald Trump. Texas’ longest serving governor is now being attacked for honoring his promise to the voters that he would support the eventual nominee of the party. In September 2015, Gov. Perry was asked in a post-campaign interview if he would support Donald Trump by the Austin American-Statesman’s Jonathan Tilove... Perry’s answer, “Sure. Whoever comes out of that Republican field I’m going to be supporting...” Now, outlets like Red State and National Review are attacking the governor for...
  • Let's Talk About Open Border

    05/11/2016 10:11:36 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 12, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Until recently, most people in Europe and the United States-at least, those of us who had grown up and lived our lives as citizens-gave little thought to national immigration policy. Unless you had a vested interest in the issue, either as an immigrant yourself or someone who profited from specific immigration policies, e.g. as an immigration attorney, a member of a group like LULAC, the NCLR, or someone who worked for a VOLAG, the likelihood that this was a galvanizing domestic issue for you would be very slim. However, with the continuing flood of unaccompanied minors across the nation’s southern...
  • Perry: Trump "Earned" The Nomination,"We Need To Respect That"

    05/10/2016 5:22:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 10,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), a once-candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, told host Sean Hannity now that Donald Trump is the party’s likely nominee, the GOP needs to “respect” that and get behind him.
  • Many Republicans are now eating their nasty words about Trump

    05/07/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7 May 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    Pass the Prilosec. Rarely have so many nasty words had to be eaten by so many politicians in such a short time. Former Texas governor Rick Perry had been early among Republicans in declaring that Donald Trump was unfit to be president, saying last July that his then-rival for the presidential nomination was a “barking carnival act” and a “cancer on conservatism.” That was then. On Thursday, Perry endorsed the GOP’s nominee-apparent — and even suggested he would be willing to be Trump’s running mate. “He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves...
  • First on CNN: Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

    05/05/2016 6:19:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Bash, CNN
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected. "He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them," Perry said Thursday.
  • Rick Perry just endorsed Trump

    05/05/2016 4:16:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 36 replies
    Me | 5/5/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Just heard on Fox News. That is all.
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Vote Trump

    04/29/2016 8:18:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Texas governor, and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry announced on ABC’s “The View” today that shockingly he will not endorse Ted Cruz – a fellow Texas politician.
  • This SHOCKING Texas Approval Has ROCKED The Cruz Campaign

    04/29/2016 7:46:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 111 replies
    endingthefed ^ | April 29, 2016
    Former Texas governor, Rick Perry denounced his colleague Ted Cruz and officially sided with Donald Trump. Perry appeared on ABC’s The View and shocked the country when he did not side with Cruz who hails from his state. Texas loyalty has helped the Cruz campaign for some time and this change is a massive defeat for Lyin’ Ted. At first, Perry seemed reluctant to fully praise Donald. He specified that some of Trump’s brash insults worry him and he wishes Donald could adopt a more “serious” tone. However, Trump’s positives clearly outweigh his occasional outbursts because Perry formally told reporters...
  • Poll: 10% of American Muslims think Islam should be main source of American law

    03/24/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/24/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    A new poll by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding shows that 10% of American Muslims think their religion should be the main source of American law. Another 27% of American Muslims believe that their religion should be a source of American law but not the only source. Only 55% of American Muslims said their religion should not be a source of American law. The poll's results show that at least 37% – and possibly as high as 45% – of American Muslims believe that their religion should be either the main source or a contributing source of...
  • Kristol Trying to Get Tom Coburn or Rick Perry to Run Third Party

    03/19/2016 7:38:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 128 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 March 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Establishment Republicans are looking to retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry as possible third-party options if they can’t stop Donald Trump at a brokered convention in Cleveland. Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol, son of Irving, has been one of the leading forces trying to broker the convention to throw out the will of the people if Donald Trump fails to make it to 1,237 delegates before July. But even if Trump reaches 1,237, Kristol and the gang are considering running a third-party candidate against him to split the vote, ensure that Hillary Clinton wins, and keep control...
  • Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump (Coburn or Perry 3rd party candidate)

    03/19/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 190 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seized a formidable advantage in the race, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla fighting. There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say,...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Phoenix for rally with Glenn Beck, Rick Perry

    03/17/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 3/16/16 | Mike Sunnucks
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be in Phoenix Friday evening for a rally with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. The rally will be held Friday at Arizona Christian University in north Phoenix.
  • Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security...

    03/16/2016 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Mia De Graaf
    Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security at Katy Perry concert six months ago Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police thousands of dollars for provided security at a Katy Perry-headlined event and two rallies. Despite raising more than $130 million for her presidential campaign, the former Secretary of State has yet to pay Des Moines police $1,800 for manning the concert on October 24, the force claims. Meanwhile, officers in the neighboring city of Marshalltown claim the Democrat frontrunner owes them $2,700 for working overtime at a January 15 event with Bill Clinton and...
  • Rick Perry Is Not Guilty, But Texas Is

    02/27/2016 2:17:17 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | 26 Feb 2016 | Kevin D Williamson
    The Perry case is an indictment of Texas’s culture of corruption. Rick Perry, arguably the most successful American governor in a generation, is in forced retirement. Rosemary Lehmberg, the vodka-swilling, retribution-promising, drunk-driving human dumpster fire who indicted Governor Perry for exercising the ordinary powers of his office — vetoing funding for her office — remains in power. That, in short, is what is wrong with Texas — and the country. Puff Daddy, or whatever his name is now, has a friend in Rosemary Lehmberg. The hip-hop impresario is an endorser of Cîroc vodka, and Lehmberg, who in her role at...
  • Rick Perry opens door to convention in comeback in GOP presidential race

    02/26/2016 12:39:57 PM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 26, 2016
    Rick Perry, who has twice dropped out of races for the Republican presidential nomination, isn't ruling out another shot at the White House. The former Texas governor told CNN that he wouldn't be surprised if there's a brokered convention for the Republican nomination this year - and hinted if that happened he might be ready to give it another go. (snip) Perry said if there's a "brokered" convention then it would be "a whole new ballgame for everyone." Without a clear consolidation of the field, many have floated the possibility of Republicans going to Cleveland this summer without a presumptive...
  • Texas court tosses 2nd felony charge against ex-Gov. Perry, clearing him of wrongdoing

    02/24/2016 7:19:58 AM PST · by revivaljoe · 50 replies
    CHRONICLE ^ | , February 24, 2016 | CHRONICLE
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas court tosses 2nd felony charge against ex-Gov. Perry, clearing him of wrongdoing.
  • Gardasil Vaccine: One More Girl Dead

    02/22/2016 9:10:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    healthimpactnews ^ | February 22, 2016
    Meredith Prohaska was 12 years old. Photo courtesy of WISN. The sudden death of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin, just hours after receiving the HPV Gardasil vaccine has shocked the girl's family, and sent local media out asking questions as to how this could happen. Here is a report from WISN 12 News. Dr. Geoffrey Swain of the local health department was interviewed to give the standard CDC reply, which is similar to almost every other vaccine, stating that severe reactions like this resulting in death are "very rare," and about "1 out of a million". Assuming that...
  • Rand Paul is a True Republican

    02/03/2016 8:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    I've knocked around Rand Paul quite a lot over the last year-plus, and I think most or all if it was well-deserved (I've also, it should be noted, praised him a few times as well, when he deserved it). But Paul's decision to drop out of the race today (before New Hampshire) in order to help unify the party to defeat Trump, shows that he, like Scott Walker, is a true Republican who believes in conservative principles, and for that he should be commended. See, there are two types of people who call themselves Republicans. The first are those who...
  • Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz [Updated with the Video]

    01/25/2016 8:33:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | January 25, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    I'm here to stress to you how important it is for Conservatives to rally together and support a consistent conservative candidate who will take on Washington who will defeat the Democrat nominee. That's why I support Ted Cruz for president. [. . .] He has proven that he is ready to serve as our commander and chief on day one. He has also proved a willingness to take on the Washington cartel and restore power and opportunity back to the people. He has proven he will do what is necessary to secure our borders, to defeat radical Islamic terrorism and...
  • Is President Hillary Clinton, 2016 Inevitable?

    12/20/2015 3:19:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | December 20, 2015 | Old Town Yankee
    Not since I voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 have I been so excited about the prospect of a true conservative as I was for 2016. With the likes of Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% there was plenty to be excited about. What I didn’t realize was the depth of disgust and anger that the base had for the establishment republicans. It wasn’t so apparent to me given that I have been living with RINO’s and turncoats up here in Massachusetts for decades. Then enter Trump. I could never have...
  • Rick Perry on Ted Cruz: He's a 'Leader With a Real Plan'

    12/18/2015 1:24:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 17, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Ted Cruz is proving to be a "disciplined" campaigner and "a leader with a real plan," but Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio lack "consistency" on the big issues including guns and immigration, GOP presidential primary dropout Rick Perry says. In a radio interview with conservative radio host Simon Conway in Iowa, the former Texas governor — who dropped his own White House bid in September — heaped praise on Cruz for his "wily" and "wise" performance in the fifth GOP presidential candidates' debate in Las Vegas. Audio of the interview was posted by Buzz Feed News. "I think...
  • Ted Cruz adds billionaire backer to presidential campaign

    10/26/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/25/15 | Julie Bykowitz
    Ted Cruz's campaign for president says he has picked up the backing of a billionaire from the state, as well as its lieutenant governor. Darwin Deason, a technology entrepreneur, and his son, Doug, say they support Cruz. They had given millions of dollars to the 2016 efforts of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who ended his candidacy last month. Also coming into the Cruz fold is Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Patrick's backing of Cruz gives the Texas senator a powerful surrogate in a delegate-rich state where Republican primary voters go to the polls...
  • Rep. Scott Perry [PA-4]: Here's why I joined the House Freedom Caucus

    10/22/2015 6:52:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | October 21, 2015 | Congressman Scott Perry
    The resignation of Speaker John Boehner has sparked a much-needed debate in the U.S. House of Representatives. You'd be hard-pressed to find any American — conservative, liberal, independent or otherwise — who thinks Washington is working effectively on their behalf. The people I serve tell me that they're sick of the status quo. I fight this battle every single day, and that means taking a stand and advocating for real change — no matter how unpopular with the powers that be. The only thing Washington understands is having enough votes to make a difference; i.e., strength in numbers. After two...
  • Will Rand Paul be the next candidate to drop out?

    09/28/2015 8:57:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A year ago, if you had asked me whether Chris Christie, Scott Walker, or Rand Paul would be the last man standing of those three, I would have told you Rand. Christie would surely drop out early, done in by Bridgegate and his sheer RINO-ness. Walker was a serious threat to win, but there was a real chance that his voters would be gobbled up by more talented center-right and conservative retail politicians like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Paul, however, had his own niche. Libertarians are a smallish minority of the GOP but even a smallish minority can be...
  • Rick Perry: 'We Don't Elect Kings, We Overthrow Them

    09/26/2015 2:05:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | September 25, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT | Caitlin Cruz
    Former two-time Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry came out of his post-candidacy retirement to speak to 2015 Values Voter Summit on Friday. "We don’t elect kings," Perry told the audience of social conservatives in Washington, D.C. "We overthrow them." "We can’t sacrifice our principles for the cult of personality. The message has always been greater than the individual," he said in a veiled reference to current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Perry said the country saw "righteous indignation" at Pearl Harbor and the Lincoln Memorial, but, "There is a difference between right indignation and unconstrained anger."
  • Trump pays up $40,000 to get on South Carolina ballot

    09/24/2015 11:14:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Vox ^ | September 24, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK) Matt Moore ‎@MattMooreSC .@realDonaldTrump has officially filed for the @scgop 2016 presidential primary! 5:04 PM - 23 Sep 2015 On Wednesday, Donald Trump filed papers and paid the $40,000 fee to qualify for South Carolina's Republican presidential primary ballot, a spokesperson for Trump's campaign confirms. The payment — made a week before the September 30 deadline — is the latest sign that the poll frontrunner has no plans of wrapping up his presidential bid anytime soon. The $40,000 fee to get on the ballot, split between the state election commission and the state GOP, is an unusually expensive one,...
  • Perry supporter: Former gov. saw 'writing on the wall' (Thinks support will go to Ted Cruz)

    09/12/2015 10:14:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WFAA-TV | September 11, 2015 | Marie Saavedra
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/texas-news/2015/09/11/perry-supporters-fmr-governor-saw-writing-on-the-wall/72115838/
  • Good-Bye Before Hello: Ricky Perry’s Self-Justifying 9/11 Drop-Out

    09/11/2015 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Silly · 28 replies
    Trump To Win ^ | September11, 2015 | Silly
    My buddy John alerted me to Rick Perry’s exit from the race today. He speculated that now Kasich’s numbers might “take off a little, if not big.” In his text was a quip about the remaining candidates: “good-bye before hello.” For me, I never got a chance to say hello to Perry. Donald Trump was immediately more interesting than all of the other candidates put together. He didn’t have to use self-justifying rhetoric to establish his conservative bona fides. He just said amazing true things, bluntly and spontaneously, that we have long wished all rightwing politicians would say. Trump’s remarks...
  • Rick Perry torches Donald Trump as he drops out of 2016 race

    09/11/2015 5:14:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Colin Campbell
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suddenly announced he was suspending his presidential campaign Friday. As he did so, he made it abundantly clear that he's still not a fan of real-estate mogul Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the race with whom he has often feuded. Speaking at an event in St. Louis, Missouri, Perry repeatedly jabbed at Trump's campaign-trail controversies without using his name. "Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ," Perry said, according to his prepared remarks. "We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all...
  • Four Virginia Beach officers fired 30 rounds in 7-Eleven shootout

    09/09/2015 5:30:31 AM PDT · by csvset · 82 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 9, 2015 | Katherine Hafner
    VIRGINIA BEACH The vehicle pulled into a spot at a 7-Eleven parking lot, away from the business and its patrons. Officers from a special operations unit had been following it for a half-hour before they pulled in behind it, police Chief Jim Cervera said Tuesday. Four officers approached. The passenger fired four rounds, Cervera said. One pierced an officer's sleeve, but he was not struck. Police returned fire - 30 rounds total, the chief said. The passenger, Angelo Delano Perry, 35, of Virginia Beach, and the driver, India Kager, 28, of College Park, Md., were killed. Their infant son was...
  • Rick Perry: Border Wall Nothing More Than Rhetoric

    09/06/2015 7:11:39 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/05/2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Joining Lou Dobbs earlier this week, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was asked to explain his stance on illegal immigration and border security. “I think we need to flesh everyone out from the stand point of of just the rhetoric. When somebody says, ‘let’s build a wall,’ then I think it’s appropriate to say, it’s good to have this conversation, it’s good that we are having this conversation that now for thirty years, this border has not been secured. We’ve known it’s been a problem,” said Perry. Dobbs interjected that he doesn’t believe a single candidate talking about immigration issues...
  • Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd.

    06/25/2006 3:28:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 1,384+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Sunday, June 25, 2006 | LOUIS J. FREEH
    Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd. BY LOUIS J. FREEH Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:01 a.m. Ten years ago today, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4,404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce...
  • How Two Candidates Are Handling the Trump Effect

    08/26/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lewis Morris
    No one ever assumed the Republican presidential nomination was going to be smooth sailing, with 17 announced candidates ranging from all walks of public and private life vying for the prize. But the candidacy, and we use that term loosely, of Donald Trump has changed the landscape in a way few could have imagined. Trump’s presence thus far has muted the inevitability of establishment star Jeb Bush — a good thing, in our estimation, despite the insistence of some Trump supporters that our criticism of The Donald automatically means we favor the heir to the Bush Dynasty. Unfortunately, it has...
  • Rick Perry's former chairman Sam Clovis has signed on to Donald Trump's campaign...<tr>

    08/26/2015 9:04:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Belinda Robinson
    Texas Governor Rick Perry's former chairman Sam Clovis has joined forces with Donald Trump as the race to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee got its first defection last night. Clovis, an influential Conservative activist, college professor and talk-show host is now a member of Trump's team. In a sign that the GOP front-runner is being taken seriously on the campaign trail, Clovis, has become national co-chair and senior policy adviser for the Property tycoon turned politician. Earlier this week, Clovis quit the Perry campaign, after hinting that it was facing a host of difficulties. The Trump campaign relished announcing...
  • Oof: Chairman of Rick Perry’s Iowa campaign quits — and joins Team Trump

    08/25/2015 5:36:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At this rate, itÂ’s hard to believe he wonÂ’t be the first mid-major candidate out of the race. His fundraising has been so poor, thanks in part to Ted Cruz soaking up lots of Texas money, that Perry had to temporarily stop paying his staff two weeks ago. The moneyÂ’s since started flowing again as the campaign has begun to outsource operations to his Super PAC, which has plenty of dough in the bank, but thereÂ’s no getting around the perception that heÂ’s struggling. With good reason: HeÂ’s currently at 1.3 percent in RCPÂ’s poll average in Iowa. He hasnÂ’t...
  • Perry loses top Iowa adviser as campaign aims to reboot

    08/24/2015 7:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | August 24, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sam Clovis, the highly touted Iowa campaign co-chair for Rick Perry, has departed the Texas governor's presidential bid, a blow that comes as the campaign prepares to restructure its program in the early states. Confronted by anemic fundraising that forced the candidate to stop paying all its workers, Perry's campaign is preparing to off-load some of its field operation to an allied super PAC. The move will test whether an outside group can organize just as well as a traditional campaign. Over the next two weeks, Perry's field program will revamp as the $17 million super PAC...
  • Trump Exposes Another Difference Between Cruz, Perry

    08/20/2015 11:41:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | August 20, 2015 | Patrick Svitek and Abby Livingston
    The attention-grabbing candidacy of Donald Trump is again bringing out differences between the two White House hopefuls from Texas. The bombastic billionaire put the GOP field on the spot Sunday with the release of a plan to deal with illegal immigration that calls for an end to birthright citizenship. In effect, that would require changing the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to those born in the United States even if their parents are in the country illegally. Where exactly former Gov. Rick Perry stands on Trump's birthright citizenship position was unclear Wednesday. But over the past few days, Perry has...
  • Bottom of GOP heap seething at RNC over debates

    08/20/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 20, 2015 | Kyle Cheney, Dylan Byers and Katie Glueck
    Campaigns at last month’s 'kiddie table' debate believe the RNC took actions that made them look like losers.Two weeks after the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, several candidates scraping the bottom of primary polls are still seething about their treatment — and ripping party leadership for what they describe as, at best careless, and at worst intentional, decisions that embarrassed them on national TV. POLITICO reached out to the seven campaigns who faced off in an Aug. 6 undercard debate on Fox News, and several vented about the Republican National Committee — which has adopted a more assertive role...
  • Perry files appeal with state’s highest criminal court

    08/19/2015 8:41:20 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 39 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 18, 2015 | By Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN - Former Gov. Rick Perry appealed to the state’s highest criminal court Tuesday in an effort to dispose of the abuse-of-power charge that remains standing against him. Casting the argument in dramatic terms and saying the constitutional separation of powers is at stake, Perry’s legal team in its petition to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals urged it to act “to prevent the judicial system from being complicit in undermining the very structure of Texas government.” Perry, who left office in January and is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, suggested he is looking for a speedy resolution to the...
  • Why Is Rick Perry Broke? His 2012 Donors Prefer Ted Cruz.

    08/13/2015 8:30:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Scott Bland, Stephanie Stamm and Andrew McGill
    The donors who gave to Perry's last presidential run have supplied more money to Cruz's campaign this time around.Rick Perry's campaign is in deep financial trouble. And fellow Texan Ted Cruz is part of the reason why. While Perry's near-broke campaign has stopped paying its staff, Cruz has dominated the chase for Texas dollars—even among the donors who fueled Perry's 2012 presidential campaign. According to a National Journal analysis of campaign-finance records, Perry 2012 donors have given over $895,000 to Cruz so far this year but only $376,000 (less than half) to Perry's 2016 campaign. Perry raised just over $1.1...
  • Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

    08/12/2015 2:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | August 12, 2015 | Wade Goodwyn
    Tuesday, Rick Perry's campaign announced it could no longer pay his staffers around the country and released them to find other work. His fundraising had dried up. It's potentially an ignominious end to a noteworthy political career that spanned more than 30 years. Fundraising acumen was considered one of Perry's strong points four years ago when he belatedly announced his run for the White House and raised $17 million in the first seven weeks of his campaign. In 2015, it's a different story. His campaign is on the ropes and out of money. Not even Texas is solidly behind the...
  • The Republican presidential race could be about to get a lot smaller

    08/12/2015 7:44:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 11, 2015 | Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania gets agitated when political analysts question why he is still in the race for the GOP presidential nomination when he is scoring less than 2 percent in the polls and has barely raised $1 million in campaign funds – a pittance compared with many of his rivals. He notes that when he ran for president last time, he had little money and low single-digit standing in the polls in January 2012 – just before he went on to beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses. This time, Santorum is so far behind the large...
  • Perry falters as Cruz surges

    08/11/2015 2:54:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | August 11, 2015 | Bobby Cervantes
    The Rick Perry campaign took another blow it absolutely did not need. Late Monday, National Journal reported that the former Texas governor's campaign has stopped paying its South Carolina staff. By Monday night, there were reports that all paid Perry staff had been taken off the payroll, and that the campaign's top brass gave staff the green light to apply for other jobs. "Pay is only one reason people do this," Katon Dawson, the governor's South Carolina state director, told the National Journal. He told The Washington Post that "money is extremely tight" and that everyone "moved to volunteer status,"...
  • Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

    08/10/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-10-2015 | By Philip Rucker, Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune and Dan Balz
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday. Perry, who has struggled to gain traction in his second presidential run, has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry...
  • Rick Perry's campaign staff working without pay

    08/10/2015 5:31:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/10/15 | Jake Miller
    Staffers for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign are working without pay, CBS News has learned. National Journal reported Monday that Perry's team in South Carolina was no longer being compensated by the campaign. "Pay is only one reason people do this," Katon Dawson, Perry's South Carolina state director, told National Journal. "We'll be able to live off the land for a while." But the problem isn't just limited to Perry's team in South Carolina. Jeff Miller, Perry's national campaign manager, told campaign staff on Friday that the only expenses moving forward would be for travel, a source close...
  • The Brief: How Cruz and Perry Did in the Debates

    08/07/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | August 7, 2015 | Polo Rocha
    The Big Conversation The two Texans on the separate GOP debate stages Thursday didn't throw many punches at fellow Republicans. Speaking at the earlier debate, former Gov. Rick Perry talked up Texas' economic performance under his tenure, saying "nobody's done it like Rick Perry's done it." Perry continued to blast Donald Trump, who was in the later debate, but Perry avoided directly attacking the six others who joined him on stage. And as The Associated Press notes, there was no "oops moment for Perry," who "appeared confident and well-rehearsed." The often-combative U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, meanwhile, decided to stay "largely...
  • Want to know the 2016 GOP presidential nominee? Look to Texas

    08/06/2015 6:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Joe Brettell
    <p>With the parade of Republican nominees stepping onto the stage in Cleveland and using social media to reserve their place at the electoral starting gate, the candidates read as an anthropological study of the Grand Old Party.</p> <p>From establishment favored moderates like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to Tea Party favorites like Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the first debate stage in Cleveland will serve as a lesson in the progression of the Republican Party from Eisenhower onward.</p>
  • Lower-polling candidates take part in GOP pre-debate, throw punches at Trump

    08/06/2015 6:29:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WTIC-TV ^ | August 6, 2015 | CNN
    CLEVELAND — He wasn’t among the seven GOP presidential candidates selected by the Fox News Channel to take part in today’s pre-debate, but Donald Trump was criticized by two of the candidates. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Trump is “using his celebrity rather than his conservatism.” Trump has mocked Perry by saying he wears glasses to appear smarter. When asked about Trump, former CEO Carly Fiorina responding by asking her six rivals on stage if any of them had received a call from Bill Clinton before they jumped into the election. She said that was probably because they hadn’t...