Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his presidential campaign four years ago as an instant front-runner — a proven job-creator with solid conservative credentials, formidable fundraising prowess and perhaps enough cowboy swagger to take Republicans by storm.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, got into a sparring match with reporters asking several questions about his stance on gay rights, asking why “the left” and media outlets are “obsessed with sex.”
The former Texas governor refused to answer questions about how Ted Cruz’s announcement will affect his own presidential campaign.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says an ongoing felony abuse-of-power case against him won’t delay his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pondering a run for president in 2016. And he would like to do so as a proven job-creator who molded Texas’ strong economy in his own political gunslinger image.
Texans approved dedicating $2 billion to the state water plan on Tuesday, while Houston residents re-elected their mayor and rejected a plan to renovate the Astrodome in the first statewide election where officials checked voters’ photo IDs.
Gov. Rick Perry said he cast a ballot without any problems Wednesday in the first Texas elections under a new voter ID law that’s affecting the two main candidates vying to replace him in 2014.
State Sen. Wendy Davis is getting ready to announce her political plans. The Fort Worth Democrat has an announcement scheduled for Thursday in the blue-collar Fort Worth suburb of Haltom City. Two people with knowledge of the decision have told The Associated Press she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for Texas governor.
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry warns that unless Missouri lawmakers override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an income tax cut, he won’t be the only governor trying to lure business from Missouri.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the state’s clinics that provide the procedure, a final step for the Republican-backed measure after weeks of sometimes raucous protests at the state Capitol.