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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Perry Seeks Cuomo Debate Post-’Ooops’

It sounds like Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking to get past his “sorry, oops” moment in a Republican presidential debate that helped tank his 2012  campaign, and he’s looking for New York Gov.  Andrew Cuomo to help him out....

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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces her intentions to run for Texas Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Oct. 3, 2013 in Haltom City, Texas.

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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces her intentions to run for Texas Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Oct. 3, 2013 in Haltom City, Texas.

Davis, Battleground Texas Match Abbott in Lone Star Fundraising

State Sen. Wendy Davis, vying to become the first Democratic governor elected in Texas since 1990, raised $8.7 million during the second half of 2013. A separate joint effort between her campaign and the Battleground Texas organizing group raised another...

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Billionaire Simmons’ Passing: Major Republican Donor Gone

  Harold Simmons gave money to Republicans, and he gave money to issue-oriented groups seeking to defeat President Barack Obama. And he gave big. The reach of the Texas billionaire’s multimillion-dollar political donations in the past election cycle placed him...

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

Paul Ryan and the ‘Six Elephants’

Grover Norquist has one wish for Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican and House Budget Committee chairman who ran for vice president in 2012 and may have his eyes on 2016. “I hope he wants to be speaker” of the...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republicans' State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republicans' State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.

Perry on Presidential Debate Overhaul: `Hell, Yeah”

John Kasich, governor of Ohio, had a thought today about the way his party conducts presidential debates. The Republicans should “end the stupid way we conduct presidential debates,” he said at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Hell,...

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

‘Texas Won’ — Fight Over, Perry Says

The California versus Texas competition that Gov. Rick Perry has popularized this year is over and — surprise —  the Texas governor thinks the Lone Star state won. “The discussion is over. The debate is over. Texas won,” Perry said...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigned for Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate Steve Lonegan, at the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights on October 1, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigned for Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate Steve Lonegan, at the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights on October 1, 2013.

Perry’s Peepers: Debate Prep?

Now, this is the look of someone who can remember more than two agencies of the federal government that should be closed: RT @JenniferJJacobs Texas’s @GovernorPerry‘s new style includes new eyeglasses. Photo by @RodneyWhite. pic.twitter.com/1HRlxFOeZo — Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) November...

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

‘Tea-Party’ Class of Governors Eyed: Democrats See 2014 Openings

Democratic candidates seeking to pick off Republican governors in 2014 need look no further than Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s playbook in Virginia for a template for victory, according to the head of the party’s gubernatorial campaign arm. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin,...

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Former Houston Astros pitcher and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan was in attendance as his son, Reid Ryan, was named President of Business Operations of the Houston Astros.

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Former Houston Astros pitcher and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan was in attendance as his son, Reid Ryan, was named President of Business Operations of the Houston Astros.

Nolan Ryan Pitching for Office?

Nolan Ryan, the Hall of Fame baseball pitcher who threw a record seven no-hitters, may be running for Texas agriculture commissioner in 2014, according to Robert Miller, a Houston lawyer-lobbyist who blogs on Texas politics. Ryan would be joining an...

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