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Gov. Perry Exclusive: "There is a Powerful Message for a Society That Protects Life"

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Following his speech at CPAC Friday, Governor Rick Perry sat down with Townhall’s Cortney O’Brien to discuss how Texas has taken the lead on job creation, pro-life legislation and criminal justice reform as he reflected on his leadership. He then explained why Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the best person to take the reins from him in November.

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Rick Perry fires up CPAC crowd

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Gov. Perry's CPAC speech, Friday, March 7th, 2014

Governor Perry gave a strong speech this morning, and the CPAC crowd rewarded him with multiple standing ovations.

Here is the text of the speech.

Good morning. It is good to stand in the presence of American Patriots.

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Gov. Perry: Government shouldn't set minimum wage; it's up to businesses

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he doesn't believe the federal government should set a minimum wage. He says it should be up to small businesses to decide what they want to pay. He contends setting a higher minimum wage could results in job losses, and he vows to not support anything that is a job killer.

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Gov. Perry: The people of each state should decide same-sex marriage issue

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says states should be allowed to decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage. A federal judge recently struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. Perry says Texas citizens voted to ban same-sex marriage, and that is an issue that should be left up to the people.

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Texas National Guard Troops Heading To Border

08/13/14
KEYE TV
Alex Boyer
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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"

08/13/14
CBS News
Rebecca Kaplan
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Perry Visits National Guard Training for the Border

08/13/14
The Texas Tribune
Eli Okun
BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical national security measure, telling troops in training here that they “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”

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Perry Working Hard to Elect Iowa Republicans

08/12/14
The Iowa Republican
Kevin Hall
AMES – One way to build support for a 2016 presidential bid is to make as many friends as possible with Iowa Republican activists and officials in the lead up to the important mid-term elections. No candidate is working harder to do that than Texas Governor Rick Perry.

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Rick Perry's Iowa comeback?

08/12/14
The Hill
Cameron Joseph
Two Texas White House hopefuls wowed Iowa voters this past weekend, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and the state’s past two winners might have seen their star fade.

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Gov. Perry Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Arlington GM Plant

05/13/14
ARLINGTON – Gov. Rick Perry today helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of General Motors’ Arlington Assembly Plant, highlighting the important role the plant has played in the community and the economic climate that has allowed Texas to be the nation’s job creation engine.

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Creating 300 Jobs in El Paso

04/29/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced Prudential Financial Inc. will create 300 jobs at a new facility in El Paso, with a focus on hiring veterans and their family members. The company is receiving a $1.15 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund to close the deal on this job creation and multimillion dollar investment. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.

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Gov. Perry to Meet with Business Leaders in New York City

04/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry will take Texas’ message of low taxes, smart regulations and job creation to businesses in New York City from April 22-24. The governor will meet with employers and participate in a reception hosted by TexasOne to discuss the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas’ healthy economy.

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Gov. Perry Authorizes Additional Disaster Recovery Funds for City of West

04/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today granted the City of West’s request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013. The grant will help West repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the blast and assist with other important projects in the affected area.

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Governor’s Office Accepting Nominations for Star of Texas Awards

04/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry’s office is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Nominations for this year's awards must be submitted to the Governor's Office by June 15, 2014, with the awards ceremony taking place in September.

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