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Rick Perry

Rick Perry, George W. Bush, and the death of the cowboy conservative

Rick Perry, who dropped out of the 2016 presidential race on Friday, was always a long shot. It seemed hard to imagine that the erstwhile Texas governor could win the nomination in a field decidedly stronger than the one he failed to overcome in 2012. And in the end (which didn’t come all that long after the beginning), what Perry hoped to be a redemption song turned into a swan song. Mistakes were made. The campaign gambled Perry would make it to the first “varsity” debate and that donors and supporters would believe again. He didn’t and they didn’t. (A necessary disclosure: My wife advised Perry’s ill-fated campaign.)

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Rick Perry Drops Out of Presidential Race

In a speech de­livered at the Eagle For­um in St. Louis, Mis­souri, on Fri­day, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry an­nounced he is drop­ping out of the pres­id­en­tial race.

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Rick Perry abandons presidential run

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign, becoming the first Republican to drop out of the race and kicking off the winnowing stage of the crowded GOP contest.

Rick Perry: Let us take our guns to the movies

Rick Perry: Let us take our guns to the movies

(CNN) Rick Perry said in an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are “a bad idea” and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies.