December 20, 2011 7:12 PM
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... more »
November 12, 2011 2:54 PM
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Ron Paul says he didn't mean to embarrass fellow Texan Rick Perry when Perry forgot, during a debate, one of the three federal agencies he wants to abolish. Paul held up five fingers as Perry groped for words, and the video has been viewed thousands of... more »
November 10, 2011 12:55 PM
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... more »
November 3, 2011 11:35 AM
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,... more »
October 30, 2011 11:30 AM
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... more »
October 27, 2011 7:51 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rick Perry may skip some upcoming Republican presidential debates after recent rocky performances that have hurt his standing in polls.
Aides say he has committed to participating in a Nov. 9 debate in Michigan but hasn't committed to any beyond that. He's seeking to reintroduce... more »
October 19, 2011 11:58 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Republican presidential contest is getting nasty and personal.
Mitt Romney's rivals are seeking to tear him down less than three months before the leadoff Iowa caucuses.
Increasingly on the defensive, Romney is being hammered on old issues - such as a five-year-old episode... more »
October 14, 2011 11:59 AM
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,... more »
October 9, 2011 5:39 PM
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has lost some of his swagger. The Texas governor is campaigning in a more subdued and cautious tone after falling in polls in the wake of poor debate performances last month. The campaign's next debate is Tuesday. Perry stuck carefully... more »
October 6, 2011 5:25 PM
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... more »
September 26, 2011 8:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Mitt Romney has become the latest Republican presidential candidate to meet with Donald Trump.
Romney got together with Trump for about 45 minutes today at the real estate mogul's office in New York.
Earlier this month, Rick Perry dined with Trump at a fancy... more »
September 23, 2011 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
Bachmann says "I'm in it for the long haul."
Bachmann tells CBS's "The Early Show" she is a viable candidate,... more »
September 21, 2011 11:36 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is raising new questions in Florida about his rival Rick Perry's position on Social Security. Romney said at a Miami town hall-style meeting that Perry's proposal to have states run the retirement system won't work.
Romney asks what would happen if some... more »
September 19, 2011 1:09 PM
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.... more »
September 12, 2011 7:03 PM
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.... more »
September 10, 2011 11:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security has become a major divide in the contest between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination. The votes of seniors - in aging Iowa, the retiree haven of Florida and elsewhere - could be at stake. Perry... more »
September 9, 2011 6:11 PM
Hot on the campaign trail Mitt Romney is back in Colorado today where he faces a significant challenge from another GOP Candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
While Romney easily won in the Colorado Republican caucuses in 2008, Perry seems to be making ground in the race. For now it... more »
September 7, 2011 10:56 PM
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney jabbed each other on jobs at the opening of a Republican presidential debate. Perry said Wednesday night that Americans are looking for a presidential candidate who can get Americans working again. He touted his record... more »
September 7, 2011 8:46 PM
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... more »
September 3, 2011 5:52 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private reception this afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would be ineffective and take too long to build. Tea party... more »
August 29, 2011 4:33 PM
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry says there would be no stimulus programs if he is elected to lead the country.
Speaking in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday, Perry said he has a plan to free America from an "economic disaster" and that he will "get America... more »
August 18, 2011 4:49 PM
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... more »
August 11, 2011 6:25 PM
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.
... more »
July 30, 2011 6:51 AM
DENVER (AP) - Potential Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas repeated his personal opposition to gay marriage in a speech to conservatives in Denver on Friday. But Perry didn't back track on his statement last week in Aspen that New York's recent decision to allow gay marriage is... more »
July 11, 2011 8:02 PM
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... more »