Articles Tagged 'Rick Perry'

Trump picks Rick Perry to lead Energy Department

by Timothy Cama |
December 13, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump is planning to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to lead the Department of Energy, a transition official tells The Hill.… READ MORE

Rick Perry first to exit 2016 Republican presidential race

ST. LOUIS — Out of money and relegated once again to the back-of-the-pack debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday dropped out of the… READ MORE

Perry Pumps Up Conservative at DC Confab

by KATIE GLUECK | Politico
February 8, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday positioned himself as a pragmatic, pro-compromise presidential candidate, dismissing 2016 rivals whom he said merely seek to be “critic-in-chief.” Perry in recent weeks has sought to portray himself as a more moderate, thoughtful contender than he was during his 2012 campaign, when he entered the race as a firebrand conservative. In an appearance… READ MORE

Is Perry eying White House?

by Cameron Joseph | The Hill
January 4, 2015
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is just weeks away from leaving office after more than a decade running Texas — and he is turning his eye beyond the Lone Star State as he looks to kick-start another presidential bid. Perry will leave the governor’s mansion after 14 years on Jan. 20. Just a few days later, he’ll be in Iowa… READ MORE

No election hubris: GOP governors acutely aware they need to deliver action

If happy days are here again for Republicans, you couldn’t exactly tell from the GOP governors gathering this week in Boca Raton, Florida, where many of the key voices are warning against postelection hubris and imploring action. “The voters’ message was, ‘We like these Republicans leading our states — but not so much at the federal level,’” Texas Gov. Rick… READ MORE

Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry’s legal team

August 27, 2014
Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned. Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands. The Republican governor, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has been indicted for allegedly abusing his power by… READ MORE

Tom DeLay calls Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment a ‘conspiracy’

by Joseph Weber,
August 19, 2014

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Monday sharply criticized the Texas county prosecutor’s office that indicted him and more recently fellow Texas Republican Gov.… READ MORE

Perry calls indictment a ‘farce’: ‘I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave remarks Saturday on a state jury’s decision to indict him for abusing his vetoing power on Friday saying that he… READ MORE

Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power in veto dispute

August 16, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing his veto power during a dispute with a public corruption prosecutor over her drunken driving… READ MORE

Rick Perry unveils PAC in Texas

by Jesse Byrnes, The Hill
August 9, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his federal PAC — meant to help fellow Republicans running in midterms — to attendees at a national conservative conference in Fort Worth on Friday. RickPAC, the papers for which the Federal Election Commission processed July 31, is meant to help “elect Republicans to office who share the governor’s philosophy of low taxes, limited government,… READ MORE

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