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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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Rick Perry: Not The Government's Business To Set Minimum Wage

CNN: Texas governor Rick Perry spars with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on raising the minimum wage.

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Perry: Unions look to job creators like me

Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins Morning Joe to discuss all things economic: from job creation in his state and his relationship with unions to fuel policies.

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Gov. Rick Perry supports these candidates for Texas Supreme Court

In the 2014 Texas Republican primary, Governor Rick Perry urges Republicans to vote for Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Justice Jeff Boyd, Justice Jeff Brown and Justice Phil Johnson.

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Obama 'Not Interested' In Dealing With Border Crisis, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says

07/14/14
Fox News
Texas Gov. Rick Perry lashed out at President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president could have prevented the border crisis years ago but was “not interested” in doing so.

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Rick Perry’s Trojan Horse

07/10/14
The Blaze
Salvator La Mastra
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has recently become the most proactive governor in American history to actively seek out and convince businesses to relocate to his state. He has focused on luring businesses from some of the most liberal states in the union – California, Washington, Colorado, New York, Missouri, and Illinois – to Texas.

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Perry's moment?

07/10/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Until the current border crisis, talk about Gov. Rick Perry as a serious 2016 presidential contender has generally been met with a lot of eye-rolling. Now, however, the media and voters are seeing a Rick Perry largely absent in the 2012 race — shrewd, self-possessed, competent and calm. A number of circumstances work to his benefit in this situation, providing him with his first real opportunity to re-introduce himself to non-Texas voters:

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Morning Plum: Rick Perry, the new face of the GOP opposition?

07/10/14
The Washington Post
Greg Sargent
As the political war over minors crossing the border continues to escalate, Texas Governor Rick Perry met with President Obama yesterday and demanded that he beef up border patrols and seek changes to federal law that would expedite the removal of arriving minors. For his part, Obama prodded Perry to rally Congressional Republicans to pass the $3.7 billion in funding to expedite removals and provide care the president has asked for.

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Gov. Perry: Once And For All, Secure The Border: Everything else is only treating a symptom of a much larger problem.

07/09/14
USA Today
Governor Rick Perry
President Obama's appropriations request only deals with one aspect of the current crisis on our southern border, while barely addressing its root cause: an unsecured border.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas’ Job Numbers

03/07/14
Texas adds 33,900 jobs; lowest unemployment rate since November 2008 AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropping to 5.7 percent in January 2014, down from 6.0 percent in December 2013:

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Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine's 2013 Governor's Cup

03/03/14
AUSTIN – Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2013, the fifth time the Lone Star State has received the award under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership. The award is given annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas has previously won the Governor’s Cup in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

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Gov. Perry Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

02/26/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding a federal judge ruling Texas’ same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional:

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Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding President Obama’s Comments about Obamacare and Texas

02/14/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s comments in an interview with Univision Radio on Thursday about Obamacare and Texas:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Occidental Petroleum Relocating Headquarters to Texas

02/14/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation moving its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas:

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