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Perry Visits New Hampshire With 2016 In Mind

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he’s an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.

7 hours ago

Mugshot of Texas Governor Rick Perry. (credit: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Perry Campaign Funds To Cover Legal Costs

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that any future legal bills which he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.

08/21/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Perry & Cruz At GOP Gathering: 2016 Preview?

Two Texans who are eyeing possible 2016 presidential runs are addressing the kind of top-tier conservative event that is necessary to build the required national support.

08/08/2014

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Davis To Speak At Mexican Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send the National Guard to the border.

08/07/2014

(credit: Annie Potasznik)

Lt. Governor Hopefuls Give Dueling Speeches

The state senators vying to be the next Texas lieutenant governor are set to address the same audience.

08/07/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Skeptics Aside, Perry Marching Toward 2016

Those close to Texas Gov. Rick Perry say that he is aggressively eyeing a second presidential bid, even if that means he has to rebuild a political operation from scratch.

08/06/2014

(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Planned Parenthood Plans Democratic Support

The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million on an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election.

07/20/2014

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry In Iowa Again Courting Voters

Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping to win over Republicans who delivered him a caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

07/19/2014

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Dems Target Women With Batch Of Bills

Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters.

07/17/2014

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Texas Election Maps Trial Begins

A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the Lone Star State.

07/14/2014

Men wearing cowboy hats stand on the arena floor before the start of the abbreviated first day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dallas Loses Bid To Host 2016 RNC

Dallas will not be hosting the Republican National Convention in 2016. The party’s site selection committee has selected Cleveland. This is a big loss for Dallas.

07/08/2014

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

RNC Panel To Recommend Convention Site

A Republican National Committee panel is about to choose between Dallas and Cleveland to host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention.

07/08/2014

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