Rick Perry's file


Republican from Texas

Rick Perry has been governor of Texas since late December 2000. He was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. He unsucessfully ran for president in 2012. He is a candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

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Remember front-running Rick Perry for president? Karl Rove does

Rick Perry recently suspended his fresh bid for president. So did Wisconsin's Scott Walker.


But there was a time Perry was the frontrunner for his party's presidential nomination.


This reminder comes courtesy of Karl Rove, the Texas-tied consultant, who says the leader in the race for the 2012 Republican nod changed seven times between September 2011 and the end of February 2012. PunditFact found that five individual candidates, including Perry, handed the lead around.

Labor Day means candidates (Rick Perry included) making job claims

Some suggest Rick Perry's campaign is zombified.


Our take: So long as the former governor remains among presidential hopefuls, it's worth watching for claims about job gains in Texas while he held the top elected post. Samples ahead.


See Rick Perry's full Truth-O-Meter report card here (we've checked him more than 150 times).

10 fact-checks about immigration in the presidential race

We have fact-checked misleading claims about anchor babies, deportations, sanctuary cities and the candidates' proposals.


RedState Gathering drawing 10 GOP presidential hopefuls to Atlanta

Folks were still cleaning up the debate podiums in Cleveland when 10 Republican candidates for president were on their way to Atlanta.

They will be in town for this weekend's RedState Gathering, a convention at the InterContinental Buckhead for conservative and party activists.

The event will be lived streamed here if you want to watch. Expected candidates and speaking times are:

Friday Aug. 7:

10:30 a.m. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

11:30 a.m. — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

1:30 p.m. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

3:30 p.m. — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina

4:30 p.m. — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

Saturday Aug. 8

9:00 a.m. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

11:30 a.m. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

1:30 p.m. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

4:30 p.m. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. — developer Donald Trump speaks at the event's "tailgate" at the College Football Hall of Fame


Ted Cruz, Rick Perry among 17 Republicans debating today

Rick Perry relies on some well worn talking points in first debate.