Life & Times Of Gov. Perry

AIKEN, SC - JANUARY 11:  Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) talks to a supporter January 11, 2012 in Aiken, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21st. to vote in the primary election to pick their choice for U.S. presidential candidate.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
AIKEN, SC - JANUARY 11: Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) talks to a supporter January 11, 2012 in Aiken, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21st. to vote in the primary election to pick their choice for U.S. presidential candidate. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
MT PLEASANT, SC - JANUARY 14:  Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets supporters at Page's Okra Grill January 14, 2012 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21st. to vote in the primary election to pick their choice for U.S. presidential candidate.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
MT PLEASANT, SC - JANUARY 14: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets supporters at Page's Okra Grill January 14, 2012 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21st. to vote in the primary election to pick their choice for U.S. presidential candidate. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 16:  Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania participate in a Fox News, Wall Street Journal sponsored debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on January 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21 to vote in the Republican primary election to pick their choice for U.S. presidential candidate.  (Photo by Charles Dharapa-Pool/Getty Images)
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 16: Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania participate in a Fox News, Wall Street Journal sponsored debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on January 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21 to vote in the Republican primary election to pick their choice for U.S. presidential candidate. (Photo by Charles Dharapa-Pool/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, SC - JANUARY 17:  Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry eats lunch with people during a campaign visit to the Drive-In restaurant on January 17,2012 in Florence, South Carolina. Perry continues to campaign for votes in South Carolina ahead of the  primary on January 21st.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, SC - JANUARY 17: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry eats lunch with people during a campaign visit to the Drive-In restaurant on January 17,2012 in Florence, South Carolina. Perry continues to campaign for votes in South Carolina ahead of the primary on January 21st. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry gestures as he has lunch with supporters at the Drive-In Restaurant in Florence, South Carolina, January 17, 2012. South Carolina will hold its Republican primary on January 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry gestures as he has lunch with supporters at the Drive-In Restaurant in Florence, South Carolina, January 17, 2012. South Carolina will hold its Republican primary on January 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
GREER, SC - JANUARY 18: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry holds a "meet and greet" on Trade St. on January 18, 2012 in Greer, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21 to vote in the primary election for the Republican presidential candidate.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
GREER, SC - JANUARY 18: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry holds a "meet and greet" on Trade St. on January 18, 2012 in Greer, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21 to vote in the primary election for the Republican presidential candidate. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
GREER, SC - JANUARY 18:  Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to people during a "meet and greet" on Trade St. on January 18, 2012 in Greer, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21 to vote in the primary election for the Republican presidential candidate.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
GREER, SC - JANUARY 18: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to people during a "meet and greet" on Trade St. on January 18, 2012 in Greer, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21 to vote in the primary election for the Republican presidential candidate. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 19: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media at Hyatt Place January 19, 2012 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Perry, who placed fifth in Iowa and New Hampshire, announced his withdrawal from the presidential race and endorsed former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 19: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media at Hyatt Place January 19, 2012 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Perry, who placed fifth in Iowa and New Hampshire, announced his withdrawal from the presidential race and endorsed former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Texas Governor Rick Perry announces that he is suspending his campaign as a Republican presidential candidate, January 19, 2012, in Charleston, South Carolina, in advance of this weekend's January 21, 2012 Republican presidential primary.  AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Texas Governor Rick Perry announces that he is suspending his campaign as a Republican presidential candidate, January 19, 2012, in Charleston, South Carolina, in advance of this weekend's January 21, 2012 Republican presidential primary. AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 19:  Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry salutes as his wife Antia looks on at Hyatt Place January 19, 2012 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Perry, who placed fifth in Iowa and New Hampshire, announced his withdrawal from the presidential race and endorsed former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 19: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry salutes as his wife Antia looks on at Hyatt Place January 19, 2012 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Perry, who placed fifth in Iowa and New Hampshire, announced his withdrawal from the presidential race and endorsed former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Former Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry makes his way onto the stage to address the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry makes his way onto the stage to address the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09: Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Former Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 9, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 9, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Republican party presidential candidates Governor Rick Perry (L) and Michele Bachmann(R-MN) pose for photo during a pro-life event called "Treasure Life" at the Tampa Aquarium in Tampa, Florida on August 28, 2012. The Republican National Coalition for Life and FRC Action's event, "Treasure Life," honored the pro-life contributions of the former Republican party presidential candidates Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Rick Perry for their advocacy for every stage of life, from conception to natural death. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)
Former Republican party presidential candidates Governor Rick Perry (L) and Michele Bachmann(R-MN) pose for photo during a pro-life event called "Treasure Life" at the Tampa Aquarium in Tampa, Florida on August 28, 2012. The Republican National Coalition for Life and FRC Action's event, "Treasure Life," honored the pro-life contributions of the former Republican party presidential candidates Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Rick Perry for their advocacy for every stage of life, from conception to natural death. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is seen at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention. The 2012 Republican National Convention is expected to host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is seen at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention. The 2012 Republican National Convention is expected to host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to attendees during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov.Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to attendees during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov.Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former presidential candidate Rick Perry arrives at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC will culminate later today with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the US presidential election.   AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Former presidential candidate Rick Perry arrives at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC will culminate later today with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the US presidential election. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 15:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends a game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends a game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Texas Governor Rick Perry kisses his wife Anita as he announces that he is suspending his campaign as a Republican presidential candidate, January 19, 2012, in Charleston, South Carolina, in advance of this weekend's January 21, 2012 Republican presidential primary. AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)
Texas Governor Rick Perry kisses his wife Anita as he announces that he is suspending his campaign as a Republican presidential candidate, January 19, 2012, in Charleston, South Carolina, in advance of this weekend's January 21, 2012 Republican presidential primary. AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 18:  Rick Perry the Governor of Texas attends the United States Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on November 18, 2012 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 18: Rick Perry the Governor of Texas attends the United States Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on November 18, 2012 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 14:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. A slate of important conserative leaders are slated to speak during the the American Conservative Union's annual conference.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 14: Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. A slate of important conserative leaders are slated to speak during the the American Conservative Union's annual conference. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 14:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. A slate of important conservative leaders are slated to speak during the the American Conservative Union's annual conference.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 14: Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. A slate of important conservative leaders are slated to speak during the the American Conservative Union's annual conference. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 13:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 from the starter stand at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 13: Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 from the starter stand at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Texas Governor Rick Perry briefs the media in West, Texas, on April 19 2013, two days after a deadly fertilizer plant blast. While rescuers in Texas were set to return to the rubble in their continuing search for survivors after the massive blast killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes, all roads leading to the area of destruction have been closed off and manned by various state authorities controlling the entry and exit of vehicles and people. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Texas Governor Rick Perry briefs the media in West, Texas, on April 19 2013, two days after a deadly fertilizer plant blast. While rescuers in Texas were set to return to the rubble in their continuing search for survivors after the massive blast killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes, all roads leading to the area of destruction have been closed off and manned by various state authorities controlling the entry and exit of vehicles and people. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry pumps his fist before speaking during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03: Texas Gov. Rick Perry pumps his fist before speaking during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03: Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry waves before speaking during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03: Texas Gov. Rick Perry waves before speaking during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) after arriving on Air Force One at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, May 9, 2013. Obama will speak on the economy and job creation. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) after arriving on Air Force One at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, May 9, 2013. Obama will speak on the economy and job creation. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
GRAPEVINE, TX - JUNE 27:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. Perry has reportedly vowed to continue the fight for a more restrictive abortion law in Texas after the state legislature failed to get the law passed during a special session because of a filibuster and protests.  (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
GRAPEVINE, TX - JUNE 27: Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. Perry has reportedly vowed to continue the fight for a more restrictive abortion law in Texas after the state legislature failed to get the law passed during a special session because of a filibuster and protests. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JULY 01: Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft. Worth is interviewed after the first day of the second legislative special session called by Gov. Rick Perry on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This is first day of a second legislative special session called by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to pass an restrictive abortion law through the Texas legislature. The first attempt was defeated after opponents of the law were able to stall the vote until after first special session had ended.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JULY 01: Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft. Worth is interviewed after the first day of the second legislative special session called by Gov. Rick Perry on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This is first day of a second legislative special session called by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to pass an restrictive abortion law through the Texas legislature. The first attempt was defeated after opponents of the law were able to stall the vote until after first special session had ended. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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