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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 does it again: Leads U.S. job creation in September and over the last 12 months

10/21/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Last week, we learned that Texas added 36,400 jobs in September and set a state record for adding 413,700 jobs in the last 12 months.

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Texas has No. 1 business climate, new survey says

10/20/14
Houston Business Journal
Olivia Pulsineslli
Texas is the highest-rated state in another business-climate survey, and Houston ranked among the best cities for economic development.

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Rick Perry's Biggest Advantage in 2016

10/20/14
The Atlantic
David Frum
Texas Governor Rick Perry quietly traveled to Europe last week to assert his foreign-policy credentials. He got what he was looking for—but in an unexpected way.

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Survey says: Executives see Texas as having top business climate

10/19/14
Dallas Morning News
Michael A. Lindenberger
Texas has won some big bets and lost others when it comes to persuading firms to relocate — or make major expansions — in Texas this past year. But business leaders and the site-selection consultants who advise them still think it’s the top place to do business.

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In Ebola Fight, Perry Pushes West Africa Travel Ban

10/17/14
The Texas Tribune
Edgar Walters
Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that to help combat the spread of the Ebola virus, he has asked President Obama to ban air travel from West African countries fighting Ebola outbreaks, with exceptions allowed for aid workers.

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ICYMI: Texas Tops Fortune 1000 List

06/03/14
AUSTIN – Texas is home to 103 Fortune 1000 companies – more than any other state – in addition to 52 Fortune 500 companies, according to Fortune Magazine’s 2014 rankings.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on New EPA Rules

06/02/14
“President Obama’s decision to impose drastic new restrictions on America’s energy industry is the most direct assault yet on the energy providers that employ thousands of Americans, and fuel both our homes and our nation’s economic growth. Americans have seen the disastrous results of federal mandates with Obamacare, and these rules will only further stifle our economy’s sluggish recovery and increase energy costs for American families. If President Obama is truly interested in an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, he would do well to look to states like Texas that have seen tremendous success at diversifying energy sources while protecting the environment from harmful pollutants.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall

05/21/14
“Wallace Hall should be commended for his persistence – in the face of overwhelming opposition from bureaucrats – in trying to ensure the institutions of higher education under his purview are operating effectively, efficiently and within the law.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas Economy Adding 64,100 Jobs in April 2014

05/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the addition of 64,100 jobs to the Texas economy in April 2014. Over the year, Texas has added 348,000 jobs. For April 2014, the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.

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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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