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Top Texas News for March 2, 2012

Top Texas News for March 2, 2012

by Morgan Smith and David Muto, The Texas Tribune 5 hours ago The Big Conversation: With May 29 primaries in place, the political jockeying has begun. A three-judge panel in San Antonio, which earlier this week issued final interim legislative and congressional maps, ordered the May elections on Thursday. Runoffs…

Governor’s Plan to Run Could Impede Attorney General

Governor’s Plan to Run Could Impede Attorney General

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune 2 hours ago Gov. Rick Perry might run for re-election in 2014, and he could run again for president in 2016. Isn’t this familiar? Three years ago, as the legislative session began in January, politically minded Texans talked about whether it would be Perry’s…

Rick Perry Lost, but His Donors Are Still Ahead

Rick Perry Lost, but His Donors Are Still Ahead

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune an hour ago Some names were missing from Rick Perry’s fourth-quarter campaign finance reports. It’s not that the hapless presidential candidate failed to disclose something he was supposed to disclose, but that some of his most reliable backers were nowhere to be found. Bob…

Top Texas News for the Week of 1/23/12

Top Texas News for the Week of 1/23/12

  by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune 5 hours ago A new poll shows Gov. Rick Perry’s approval numbers in Texas are tanking after his failed run for the presidency. But Perry’s defenders are quick to warn his political enemies that he remains a powerful figure. There were 5.7 million…

Back in Texas, Rick Perry Has Relationships to Repair

Back in Texas, Rick Perry Has Relationships to Repair

  by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune 1/22/2012 When Gov. Rick Perry suspended his presidential bid, he said it was because there was no “viable path forward.” But is there a viable path back? In his five-month run for the White House, he called Turkey’s leaders “Islamic terrorists,” blasted Federal…

Top Texas News for the Week of 1/16/12

Top Texas News for the Week of 1/16/12

  by Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune Gov. Rick Perry’s legendary winning streak came to its inglorious end Thursday. Standing in a plain conference room, the governor who had only ever known political victory admitted defeat. When Gov. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail Thursday, he took his considerable fundraising muscle…

Texas Tribune: Top Texas News for Oct. 7, 2011

The Big Conversation: Rick Perry may have just won one fundraising battle, but he’s losing another. The Perry campaign announced Wednesday that the governor raised an impressive $17 million in the latest fundraising quarter. That put Perry, in need of good news after a series of poor debate performances, ahead…

Texas Tribune: Top Texas News, Oct. 14, 2011

By Bob Daemmrich- Texas Tribune During Gov. Rick Perry‘s major policy speech today, expect to hear echoes of a familiar refrain: drill, baby, drill. So say multiple reports on Perry’s long-awaited jobs plan, which he’ll deliver today at a steel mill in Pittsburgh. “We are standing atop the next American…

Texas Tribune: In Blow to Perry, Romney Gets Christie Endorsement

By Morgan Smith- Texas Tribune LEBANON, N.H. —  Gov. Rick Perry‘s chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination has picked up a key endorsement from popular New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The announcement that Christie will support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came just hours before a debate that will…