Campaign Update

Who Owns Your Job?

Octcober 10, 2013
The Weekly Standard
Andrew B. Wilson
If “stealing jobs” were as bad as – and essentially no different than – stealing cars or stealing horses, Texas Gov. Rick Perry might expect to wind up at the end of a rope – the traditional fate in cowboy movies for horse thieves and cattle rustlers in the Lone Star state.

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Governor Perry receives lifetime achievement award at anti-abortion event

September 15, 2013
AM 740 - KTRH
Gov. Rick Perry has received a lifetime achievement honor from Texas Right-to-Life.

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Where Obama Fails, GOP Governors Find Solutions

July 23, 2013
US News
Peter Roff
Almost half the jobs created during the Obama recovery have been created in Texas. Which perhaps means it should be called the Obama-Perry recovery. Or the Perry-Obama recovery – it's not clear who should get top billing, though outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry certainly has pushed a better pro-growth agenda than the president.

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Editorial: Gun makers should come to Texas

June 24, 2013
Amarillo Globe-News
AGN Editorial
If the northeastern part of the nation wants to put blame on the gun industry for the blatant and tragic misuse and abuse of its products, then let Texas — if not Amarillo — roll out the welcome mat.

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A Texan Takes Manhattan

July 1, 2013
The Weekly Standard
Fred Barnes
"Look up the definition of poaching,” Rick Perry told his press secretary Josh Havens. Perry was annoyed at being accused, in headlines and news stories and by Democratic governors, of trying to “poach” companies from blue states and carry them off to Texas, where he is governor. Perry didn’t think the word applies to his forays—to California in February, Illinois in April, and last week to New York and Connecticut. Sure, he wants to lure companies to Texas, bringing thousands of jobs with them. But “poach”? Nope, not that. It sounds sneaky, illicit, or, at best, would still be hostile conduct by one governor toward the state of another.

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Governor Perry Adds Transportation to Special Session Call

June 10, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry today expanded the special session call to include transportation funding.

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Texas Plant to Make First US-Assembled Smartphones

May 29, 2013
The Associated Press
Will Weissert
Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it's opening a Texas manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.

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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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