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3 years 3 months ago

Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney...

3 years 4 months ago

GOP hopeful Perry heads to Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican presidential contender Rick Perry will laugh about his debate performance with David Letterman. The Texas governor is scheduled to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday to talk about his brain freeze a day earlier on stage with his GOP rivals. He...

3 years 4 months ago

Perry adviser denies harassment talk with Cain

WASHINGTON (AP) - An adviser to Rick Perry's presidential campaign says he never had a conversation with Herman Cain about sexual harassment, contrary to Cain's assertion. Curt Anderson tells CNN "it's just not true." Asked in an interview whether he believed Cain was lying in his statement to Forbes magazine,...

3 years 5 months ago

Perry to GOP: I could handle Obama in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry says he may not be the best debater, but he's confident he can draw clear distinctions with President Barack Obama onstage next year. The Texas governor is trying to reassure Republican primary voters in the wide-open nominating contest. He says he...

3 years 5 months ago

Perry: Domestic energy production linked to jobs

0WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says his plan to expand domestic energy production could bring the United States more than a million new jobs. Perry, the Texas governor, released an energy proposal Friday that would open up federal lands, including Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,...

3 years 5 months ago

For Herman Cain, a surge in the polls

ATLANTA (AP) - Rick Perry's loss has been Herman Cain's gain. As the Texas governor has tumbled in polls for the Republican race for president, Cain has enjoyed a surge in support from a restless Republican electorate. The former pizza magnate and radio talk show host has topped...

3 years 6 months ago

Rivals ask: Is Perry weak on the right, or left?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Perry's Republican rivals are struggling to find a coherent, easy-to-grasp argument against the Texas governor and GOP front-runner. Republican voters who watched last week's presidential debate and its aftermath might wonder: Should I see Perry as too conservative or too moderate? Former Massachusetts Gov....

3 years 6 months ago

Rivals plan to press Perry on Social Security

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential hopefuls plan to use a televised debate tonight to press frontrunner Rick Perry to justify his criticism of Social Security, which has dominated the contest in recent days. Perry, the Texas governor, partly explained his remarks in an op-ed article in USA Today....

3 years 6 months ago

Obama telephones Perry on Texas wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has telephoned Gov. Rick Perry, one of the Republicans who want Obama's job, to express concern for residents threatened by one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history. The White House says Obama made clear that the federal government will continue to...

3 years 7 months ago

Protesters greet GOP candidate Perry in NH

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Rick Perry got his first brush with New Hampshire protesters. Democratic protesters waved signs and chanted "Go Back To Texas" outside Popovers Bakery & CafDe on Thursday morning as the newcomer to the Republican presidential field tried to meet voters. It was...

3 years 7 months ago

Perry spokesman confirms he's running

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's a move that is certain to shake up the race for the GOP presidential nomination. A spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president. He says Perry will make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire. ...

3 years 8 months ago

Perry may 'shake up' GOP field

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run. New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon tells The Associated Press that Perry called him over the weekend to gauge his...

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