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  • 2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Dallas event

    2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Dallas event

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:38:53 GMT
    A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing Friday at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas.
    A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing Friday at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas.
  • Abbott backs out of televised debate with Davis

    Abbott backs out of televised debate with Davis

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:31:28 GMT
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott backed out of one of two scheduled gubernatorial debates with State Sen. Wendy Davis on Friday. The September debate in Dallas was scheduled to be broadcast statewide.
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott backed out of one of two scheduled gubernatorial debates with State Sen. Wendy Davis on Friday. The September debate in Dallas was scheduled to be broadcast statewide.
  • Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

    Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack her Republican opponent on television.
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack her Republican opponent on television.
  • Rick Perry's PAC sells Perry mugshot t-shirt

    Rick Perry's PAC sells Perry mugshot t-shirt

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:36:41 GMT
    Rick Perry's political action committee is making lemonade out of lemons on the governor's abuse of power indictment. RickPAC is selling Perry mugshot t-shirts on its website for a $25 contribution to the PAC.
    Rick Perry's political action committee is making lemonade out of lemons on the governor's abuse of power indictment. RickPAC is selling Perry mugshot t-shirts on its website for a $25 contribution to the PAC.
  • Perry's team will ask judge to end abuse of power case

    Perry's team will ask judge to end abuse of power case

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:39:00 GMT
    An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that he will ask a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.
    An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that he will ask a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.
  • With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.
  • Perry campaign funds to cover future legal costs

    Perry campaign funds to cover future legal costs

    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.
  • Rick Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Rick Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:09:38 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in on Tuesday afternoon for booking on abuse of power charges at a courthouse in Austin, then went for an ice cream cone after getting his mugshot taken.
    Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in on Tuesday afternoon for booking on abuse of power charges at a courthouse in Austin, then went for an ice cream cone after getting his mugshot taken.
  • Defiant Gov. Perry Tells Fox News He Will Fight Indictments

    Defiant Gov. Perry Tells Fox News He Will Fight Indictments

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:05:17 GMT
    On Fox News Sunday a defiant Governor Rick Perry defended the veto that led to a Grand Jury indictment on two felony counts of abuse of power, vowing that he will not step down from office."If I had to do it again," the Perry said, "I would make exactly the same decision."
    On Fox News Sunday a defiant Governor Rick Perry defended the veto that led to a Grand Jury indictment on two felony counts of abuse of power, vowing that he will not step down from office."If I had to do it again," the Perry said, "I would make exactly the same decision."
  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:05:58 GMT
    A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.
    A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.
  • AG: $3.9M spent defending GOP-drawn election maps

    AG: $3.9M spent defending GOP-drawn election maps

    The legal fight spearheaded by Attorney General Greg Abbott to defend redistricting maps in federal court has cost Texas $3.9 million so far, with more to come.
    The legal fight spearheaded by Attorney General Greg Abbott to defend redistricting maps in federal court has cost Texas $3.9 million so far, with more to come.
  • Davis once supported death penalty moratorium

    Davis once supported death penalty moratorium

    Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, is facing new pressure over her past support of a moratorium on the death penalty.
    Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, is facing new pressure over her past support of a moratorium on the death penalty.
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