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Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas border

Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas border

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21 (UPI) --Gov. Rick Perry will activate the Texas National Guard and deploy roughly 1,000 servicemen to Texas' portion of the U.S./Mexican border, according to a memo.
Matt Bradwell
Rand Paul, Rick Perry duke it out in competing op-eds on Iraq

Rand Paul, Rick Perry duke it out in competing op-eds on Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Two of the Republican Party's most prominent members (and potential 2016 standard-bearers) are duking it out in a battle of op-eds over foreign policy.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama asks Congress for $3.7b for unaccompanied immigrant crisis

Obama asks Congress for $3.7b for unaccompanied immigrant crisis

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --The White House asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of children coming illegally to the U.S., almost double the amount its original request.
Gabrielle Levy
White House offers Texas Gov. Rick Perry a meeting with Obama on immigration

White House offers Texas Gov. Rick Perry a meeting with Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --The White House has responded to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's refusal of a "quick handshake" with President Obama by inviting him to a discussion on immigration.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By United Press International
Rick Perry: Obama has 'ulterior motive' on immigration

Rick Perry: Obama has 'ulterior motive' on immigration

AUSTIN, Texas, July 7 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) doubled down on his theory that President Barack Obama is coordinating the influx of undocumented immigrants crossing the border.
Aileen Graef
Texas Land Commissioner: 'Metrosexual' Rick Perry is an embarrassment to the Lone Star State

Texas Land Commissioner: 'Metrosexual' Rick Perry is an embarrassment to the Lone Star State

AUSTIN, Texas, July 2 (UPI) --Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has harsh words for Governor Rick Perry's recent decision to stop wearing boots.
Matt Bradwell
Rick Perry warns Central American leaders of 'Trail of Tears' over immigration crisis

Rick Perry warns Central American leaders of 'Trail of Tears' over immigration crisis

WESLACO, Pa., June 24 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry had harsh words for Central American leaders, warning of a "Trail of Tears" if their citizens did not stop crossing Texas-Mexico border.
Matt Bradwell
Gov. Perry says he 'stepped right in it' with homosexuality comment

Gov. Perry says he 'stepped right in it' with homosexuality comment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry backtracked, sort of, on his comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism, suggesting the issue should be decided at the state level.
Frances Burns
Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells writer he could move to California

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells writer he could move to California

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 17 (UPI) --Gov. Rick Perry, a lifelong Texan with ancestors who moved there when it was still part of Mexico, has reportedly said he's thinking about moving to California.
Frances Burns
WATCH: Rick Perry backtracks from endorsing anti-gay 'reparative therapy'

WATCH: Rick Perry backtracks from endorsing anti-gay 'reparative therapy'

AUSTIN, Texas, June 16 (UPI) --Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry is backing off controversial remarks he made comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Matt Bradwell
Rick Perry visits San Francisco, says homosexuals are like alcoholics

Rick Perry visits San Francisco, says homosexuals are like alcoholics

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 (UPI) --Texas Governor Rick Perry used alcoholism to analogize his personal view on homosexuality at a meeting of supporters in San Francisco Wednesday night.
Matt Bradwell
Comedic author Kinky Friedman loses latest bid for political office in Texas

Comedic author Kinky Friedman loses latest bid for political office in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (UPI) --Country singer and writer Richard "Kinky" Friedman lost his bid for Texas political office, this time in the Democratic primary for commissioner of agriculture.
Frances Burns
Phil Robertson to speak at Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

Phil Robertson to speak at Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, May 28 (UPI) --Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" will speak at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans along with Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and others.
Evan Bleier
Lawyers for Texas inmate Robert Campbell make last-ditch efforts to block execution

Lawyers for Texas inmate Robert Campbell make last-ditch efforts to block execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 13 (UPI) --Lawyers for a Texas inmate made last-ditch appeals Tuesday in an effort to stop the first execution since the botched deat of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma.
Frances Burns
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Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry encourages his supporters at a campaign rally on January 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa. Iowa holds their first-in-the-nation caucus for the 2012 election on Tuesday. UPI/Brian Kersey
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James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. With a tenure in office to date of &1000000000000001000000010 years, &10000000000000271000000271 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa.

Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).

Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass. On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election.

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