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Rick Perry is still on the campaign trail amid financial problems. Low fundraising has left the former governor unable to pay his staff, although his campaign manager says only one staff member has left, so far.

Abby Livingston is Washington Bureau Chief for the Texas Tribune. She says  Perry ran into two major problems.

Cruz Stays Above Fray In Combative First GOP Debate (Video)

Aug 7, 2015
Brian Snyder / Reuters

CLEVELAND — If there's one thing Ted Cruz relishes, it's a confrontation. Yet in his first outing on the presidential debate stage, the Texas senator found himself far away from the center of the action, largely above the fray while a handful of foes brawled in made-for-TV moments.

Perry Doesn't Make Cut For First GOP Presidential Debate

Aug 4, 2015
ABC News

Former Gov. Rick Perry has failed to qualify for the first Republican presidential debate, a setback for a candidate who has promised improvement over his ill-fated 2012 run. 

Cruz And Cornyn Clash On Senate Floor

Jul 27, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

When John Cornyn was installed as U.S. Senate majority whip in January, he was optimistic that his party's takeover of the chamber would translate into harmony between the establishment wing of the GOP that he represents and the Tea Party wing that includes his junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz.

Gage Skidmore / The Texas Tribune

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is still coming to Texas on Thursday, his campaign said, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.

Laura Buckman / The Texas Tribune

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop in Dallas on Sunday. That followed his appearance at an event in Arizona, where he was interrupted and heckled at the Netroots Nation conference.

Grant Miller / George W. Bush Presidential Center

It was a first. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared the stage with a different kind of leader: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who’s also on TV’s Shark Tank.

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Texans surveyed in a UT/Texas Tribune poll out this week agree discrimination’s a problem. But they disagree on who’s the target of it. People of color made the list, but James Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at University of Texas at Austin, said some of the respondents believe whites are victims of discrimination.

In Addison, Perry Announces He's Running For President

Jun 4, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced this morning in Addison that he's running for president again. 

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott's predecessor — a soon-to-be presidential candidate named Rick Perry — would call it the no-manual test.

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