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Will Rick Perry have a second shot at 2016?

NBC News’ Kasie Hunt talks with Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry about a possible second act in 2016.

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Governor Perry's Speech at the Republican Leadership Council in New Orleans, May 31, 2014

It is my pleasure to be back in the City of New Orleans, and my honor to be with men and women who love our country deeply, and who are committed to changing its destiny.

On the eve of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine wrote “The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”

In 1776, our founding fathers rebelled against a distant crown and its edicts.

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Tort Reform Means More Doctors for Texans

Texas faced a major turning point in 2003, one that could have seriously jeopardized the economic successes our state has enjoyed over the past decade.

The skyrocketing cost of malpractice insurance - driven ever higher by the mounting costs of litigation and staggering awards in non-economic damages sought by unscrupulous lawyers - was driving many doctors out of business, or causing them to flee to less litigious places.

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Gov. Rick Perry: Washington doesn't understand biz competition


Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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11 Staggering Facts About The Texas Economy

11/02/14
Business Insider
Elena Holodny
If the Lone Star State were its own country, it would have the 13th highest GDP in the world.

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Texas Among Best Tax Climates In Nation, New York And New Jersey The Worst

10/30/14
Breitbart
Kristin Tate
HOUSTON, Texas -- California, New York, and New Jersey are home to America's worst business tax climate, according to a new comprehensive index by the Tax Foundation. Texas, on the other hand, ranked in the top ten. This should come as no surprise to Texans, many of whom pride themselves as living in a state with relatively low taxes and reliable regulation.

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Perry demonstrates true, compassionate leadership in Ebola case

10/30/14
Forth Worth Star-Telegram
In stark contrast to the actions and statements of some East Coast governors in responding to healthcare workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries, Gov. Rick Perry acted compassionately and rationally on news of a nurse coming home to Austin from Sierra Leone.

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Growth at mid-sized companies helps the Texas and U.S. economies

10/29/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Recent data shows that mid-sized companies — those with annual revenue of $10 million to $1 billion — provide an outsized economic boost to Texas from robust revenue and employment growth.

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Dallas-Fort Worth ranks among top U.S. areas for most jobs added

10/29/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas ranked among the top U.S. metropolitan areas for the most number of jobs added over the last 12 months, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on July 2014 Texas Jobs Numbers

08/15/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the July 2014 employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

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Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety

08/13/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard’s (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall

08/11/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement in support of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Record High Texas High School Graduation Rates

August 5, 2014
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the latest on-time high school graduation rates released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The class of 2013 earned the highest-ever high school graduation rate for Texas students.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Congress’ Inability to Advance Border Security Legislation

07/31/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the failure of Congress to advance border security legislation.

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