Perry, Rick

Perry, Rick

(James Richard Perry), 1950–, American politician, governor of Texas (2000–2015), b. Haskell, Tex. A fifth-generation Texan from the state's agricultural western plains, he attended Texas A&M Univ. (grad. 1972). He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives (1985–90) before becoming the state's commissioner of agriculture in 1991. Perry was George W. BushBush, George Walker,
1946–, 43d President of the United States (2001–9), b. New Haven, Conn. The eldest son of President George H. W. Bush, he was was raised in Texas and, like his father, attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and Yale, graduating in 1968.
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's running mate in the Texas gubernatorial election of 1994, was elected lieutenant governor, and became governor when Bush was elected to the presidency. Perry was elected governor in 2002 and reelected in 2006 and 2010; he did not run in 2014. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the 2012 and 2016 Republican presidential nominations. In 2016 President-elect Trump selected Perry to head the Dept. of Energy, which Perry had proposed abolishing in his 2012 presidential run.
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They preferred presidential candidates like Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich until those were no longer alternatives to Mitt Romney - the mainline Republican in that race.
Roughly half of Republicans say they are familiar with Tim Pawlenty, Perry, Rick Santorum, and Cain, and Republicans' favorability toward each falls in a fairly narrow range from 31% to 40%.
Resultados en Texas Gobernador de Texas Perry, Rick REP 55% White, Bill DEM 42% Glass, Kathie LIB 2% Shafto, Deb GRN 0% Vice Gobernador Dewhurst, David GOP 62% Chavez-Thompson Linda DEM 35% Jameson, Scott LIB 2% Gonzales, Herb GRN 1% Fiscalia Greg Abbott REP 64.
Tim Perry, Rick Jones, Buck James, Bill Keopple and Bo Hembree--those are some of the coaches responsible for training players who are making a smooth transition to college ball.
With: Robert Breuler, Amy Morton, Jeff Perry, Rick Snyder, Guy Adkins, Scott Antonucci, Richard Cotovsky, Dan Flannery, Zach Gray, Timothy Hendrickson, Ann Joseph, Lawrence MacGowan, Donna McGough, Mark L.