Sounding more than ever like a 2016 presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for a national “rebellion” against a “power-hungry, oppressive” president.
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.
Democratic candidate Wendy Davis said Thursday that as governor she would pull Texas National Guard troops from the border if local officials determined they weren’t necessary.
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.
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.
Gov. Rick Perry plans to use $38 million in emergency funds to begin the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops along Texas’ border with Mexico, his office said.
During a rally for Israel in Dallas, Governor Rick Perry told attendees that America must end a “policy of calculated ambivalence” toward the Middle East.
Texas is asking National and State Guard troops to volunteer to go to the border. But because this is considered active state duty, the Guard troops will get paid.
On Monday, Governor Rick Perry deployed up to 1,000 National Guard and some state guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. At a news conference at the State Capitol, the Governor said, “The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay.”
Gov. Rick Perry will announce the deployment of as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas border to help stem the tide of immigrants surging into the country illegally, according to conservative activists and media reports.
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.
Governor Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border.