Campaign Update

Oldest living WWII vet meets Gov. Perry

May 27, 2013
KTBC Fox 7
Richard Overton, 107, of Austin, is believed to be America's oldest living World War II veteran. He had planned to spend Memorial Day quietly at home with close friends. However, that changed for about half an hour when his front porch turned into a meeting place between him and Governor Rick Perry.

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Texas Cities Lead Nation in Population Growth, Census Bureau Reports

May 23, 2013
Census Bureau
Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns for the year ending July 1, 2012 were in Texas, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Lone Star State also stood out in terms of the size of population growth, with five of the 10 cities and towns that added the most people over the year.

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Perry: IRS Actions May Be 'Criminal,' 'Un_American At Best'

May 13, 2013
National Review
Katrina Trinko
Rick Perry has some harsh words for the mainstream media’s coverage of Benghazi and the emerging IRS scandal, saying today that “the mainstream media needs to quit protecting this administration.”

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2013 Best & Worst States for Business

May 6, 2013
CEO Magazine
JP Donlon
In its ninth annual survey of CEO opinion about the best and worst states in which to do business, 736 CEOs—the highest response on record—rendered their verdict. Business leaders were asked to grade states with which they are familiar on a variety of competitive metrics that CEOs themselves regard as critical. These include: 1) taxation and regulation; 2) quality of workforce; and 3) living environment. The tax and regulatory grade includes a measure of how CEOs grade a state’s attitude toward business, a key indicator.

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Rick Perry Rolls Out Welcome Mat to CT Gun Manufacturers at NRA Convention

May 6, 2013
Breitbart.com
Dr. Susan Berry
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) met with Mark Malkowski, owner of Stag Arms of New Britain, Connecticut, who was in Houston for the NRA convention. The two met to discuss a possible move to Texas for the firearm manufacturer.

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Perry defends position on bill to impose background checks for gun buyers

May 2, 2013
ABC 13 - KTRK Houston
Ted Oberg
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Gunmakers aim for greener pastures as states pass new firearms laws

April 29, 2013
FoxNews.com
Arms manufacturers in at least two states with strict new gun laws are making good on their promise to move their operations -- along with thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenues -- to locales they deem friendlier to the industry.

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Gov. Perry disgusted by California newspaper cartoon depicting explosion after deadly West blast

April 27, 2013
Washington Post
Associated Press
“While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won’t stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans,” Perry wrote. “Additionally, publishing this on the very day our state and nation paused to honor and mourn those who died only compounds the pain and suffering of the many Texans who lost family and friends in this disaster.”

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Perry's tax plan 'a move in the right direction'

April 19, 2013
MySA.com
David Hendricks
Owners of businesses in Texas now have an extra incentive to root for continued economic expansion in the state.

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How To Win, Texas Style

March 2013
SiteSelection.com
Mark Arend
Not so fast, Buckeyes. Texas is back in a big way with a commanding first-place finish in the 2012 facilities race to claim the Governor’s Cup after a 34-project loss to Ohio last year. Not only did Texas reclaim the coveted trophy, but it did so with a whopping 761 projects, 270 more than first runner-up Ohio, which held its own relative to last year’s tally with just seven fewer projects (491). Pennsylvania keeps its third-place finish (430), and Michigan (337) and Illinois (322) round out the top five.

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