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Upon Further Review, Perry Endorses Trump For President

May 6, 2016
Gage Skidmore/Moritz Hager / Texas Tribune

Former Gov. Rick Perry, who had called Donald Trump a "cancer on conservatism," is now endorsing the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Rick Perry's Criminal Case Officially Dismissed

Apr 6, 2016
Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

The criminal case against former Gov. Rick Perry was officially dismissed on Wednesday, weeks after Texas' highest criminal court ordered that it be dropped

Alan Melson / KERA News

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Rick Perry Has No Interest In Presidential Third-Party Run, Former Aide Says

Mar 21, 2016
Brett Buchanan / Texas Tribune

Amid consternation among many establishment Republicans about Donald Trump getting the GOP presidential  nomination, there has been renewed speculation that they could turn to someone who left the campaign in September: former Gov. Rick Perry.

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This morning the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed the second and final felony charge of abuse of power against former Gov. Rick Perry.

Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals Dismisses Rick Perry Indictments

Feb 24, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

The state’s highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday morning, apparently ending the case that started with his threat to veto state funding for a local prosecutor if she refused to quit her office.

Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz For President

Jan 25, 2016
Cooper Neill / Texas Tribune

Former Gov. Rick Perry has endorsed Ted Cruz for president.

Perry's Lawyers Fight To Finish Off 15-Month-Old Indictment

Nov 18, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

Lawyers for former Gov. Rick Perry fought Wednesday before the highest criminal court in Texas to finish off the 15-month-old indictment against him, while prosecutors argued it was far too early to let Perry off the hook. 

The seeds of calamity for Rick Perry were sown years ago in the fertile political ground that Texas became for the Republican Party.

Perry suspended his campaign for president Friday evening, becoming the first candidate this year to get out of the crowded race for president. It was his second failed bid for the White House after leaving as Texas' longest-serving governor.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday suspended his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, facing dwindling resources, bare bones staff and a staggeringly low position in the polls. 

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Texas Tribune

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.

How Rick Perry Ended Up In A Financial Hole

Aug 12, 2015
Abby Livingston / Texas Tribune

Already considered among the walking wounded politically, Rick Perry startled the Texas political world on Tuesday when it became clear that his presidential campaign is in serious financial trouble.

Brian Snyder / Reuters

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped paying his presidential campaign staff amid slow fundraising that has left his 2016 bid cash-starved after barely two months.

In First GOP Debate, Perry Redoubles His Assaults On Trump (Video)

Aug 6, 2015
Brian Snyder / Reuters

CLEVELAND — Former Gov. Rick Perry, hungry for redemption but relegated to an undercard event, used his first appearance on the Republican debate stage to play up his differences with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump — while driving home bullet points on his gubernatorial tenure. 

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. 

This post was updated at 7:15 p.m.

The final polls are in and the stage is set for Thursday night's first Republican presidential debate.

Those who made the cut, according to Fox News: businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

A state appeals court on Friday ruled against one of two counts in the indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry

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. 


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rick Perry and Hillary Clinton appear in Texas today; Dallas City Council trashes the bag fee; cheaper beef is coming thanks to Texas floods; and more.

Rebecca Miller

Former Gov. Rick Perry is set to announce June 4 in Dallas whether he is running for president in 2016.

Perry On Jade Helm Controversy: Military Is 'Quite Trustworthy'

May 5, 2015

Former Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday citizens should trust the military amid concerns about a training exercise scheduled to begin this summer in Texas that has riled conspiracy theorists. 

Former Perry Lawyer Picked To Hear Appeal In Perry Indictment

Apr 26, 2015
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Rick Perry may be somewhat familiar with one of the judges picked to hear an appeal in the criminal case against him

Rick Perry Looks To Flip Script In Iowa

Mar 9, 2015
Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune

It's a frequent whisper among Republicans in Iowa and the nation's capital: Don't count Rick Perry out just yet. 

Day After Judge's Ruling, Perry Vows To Keep Fighting

Jan 28, 2015
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday decried a criminal case against him as an attack on his right to free speech and amounted to "the criminalization of politics," one day after a judge ruled that the case could move forward.

Abuse-Of-Power Case Against Perry To Proceed

Jan 27, 2015
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

A judge on Tuesday rejected former Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to throw out a two-count indictment against him, saying it's too early in the case to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.

In Last Hurrah, Perry Encourages Compromise

Jan 15, 2015
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Gov. Rick Perry pumped his fists in the air and gave a thumbs up sign to those in the gallery as he entered the Texas House chamber for the final time as an elected state official.

Five -- And A Half -- Things We Won't Forget About Rick Perry

Jan 5, 2015
Texas Governor Rick Perry's office / Flickr

When Gov. Rick Perry leaves office this month, he’ll wrap up a three-decade stretch in state elective office that concluded with his being the longest-serving governor in Texas history.


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Since 2000, Rick Perry has been governor of Texas. But next month he’s leaving office.

This week, the Texas Tribune is exploring Perry’s legacy in a 10-part series. Reeve Hamilton is a Tribune reporter -- he talked about the governor with KERA’s Eric Aasen.