Rick Perry

Governor of Texas and Republican Party Presidential Hopeful for 2012 Rick Perry (born James Richard Perry) is the longtime Governor of Texas who announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in August of 2011. While he gained early support from fiscal conservatives, his campaign stumbled after a series of contentious debates. Prior to his run for president, he has served as the Texas Commissioner for Agriculture and as Lieutenant Governor under George W. Bush, becoming governor after Bush resigned to become the 43rd president of the United States. He is the longest continuously-serving governor in the history of the state beginning in 2000 and winning successive elections through 2010.


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