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Rick Perry: What I learned from my 2012 race

Gov. Rick Perry joins Morning Joe to discuss energy reform, job growth, the possibility of of running in 2016 and what he learned from running for president the first time around.

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Gov. Rick Perry 'keeping the option open' for 2016

Mar. 24, 2014 - 6:32 - Texas governor talks 'red state policies' creating jobs

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Governor Rick Perry on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Gov. Rick Perry on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 12, 2014 PART 1

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Gov. Rick Perry on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 12, 2014 PART 2

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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

Check out video clip here: http://wapo.st/1hTtRmQ

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Texas leaders order “surge” to secure border

06/19/14

Star-Telegram

Anna M. Tinsley

Top Texas officials directed Department of Public Safety troopers late Wednesday to begin a surge to secure the Texas-Mexico border in the wake of a growing number of immigrants flooding into the southern part of the state.

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Rick Perry Tells Texas State Police to Boost Border Security

06/19/14

Time

Noah Rayman

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state leaders called Wednesday evening for a “surge” in law enforcement along the border, announcing plans to inject $1.3 million more into the effort every week in response to a recent influx of illegal crossings.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry orders law enforcement surge along border

06/19/14

MSNBC

Amanda Sakuma

If the feds aren’t sending more boots on the ground to police the U.S. border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is ready to send some of his own.

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Texas officials announce border security surge to stem immigrant tide

06/19/14

Los Angeles Times

Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials have authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin emergency “surge operations” along the border with Mexico in response to an influx of immigrants making the illegal crossing, mostly women and children from Central America.

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Texas leaders call for state law enforcement to secure the border

06/19/14

Austin American-Statesman

Staff

The state’s top leaders called Wednesday for intensified border security operations by Texas law enforcement personnel at a cost of $1.3 million a week to “combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Federal Court Ruling to Uphold Texas Law Protecting Life and Women’s Health

03/27/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a law protecting life and women’s health passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

03/26/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration extension of the deadline for certain individuals to enroll in Obamacare:

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Gov. Perry Directs State Resources to Respond to Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill

03/23/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has directed all necessary state resources to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between vessels yesterday. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is ensuring the coordination of the multiple state resources responding to this incident, and the governor has been briefed by TDEM Chief Nim Kidd on the ongoing cleanup efforts.

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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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