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Stories with person: Rick Perry
  • Tim Scott hosting Rick Perry at town hall in Columbia 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:06 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Rick Perry is the latest Republican presidential candidate to take part in a town hall meeting with South Carolina's junior senator.

  • Perry, Santorum presidential hopes undercut by own donors story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The two returning Republican presidential candidates have struggled to keep their own donors interested.

  • Bush talks tax-cutting in speech to tea party group story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-21-15 3:38 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is highlighting his experience cutting taxes and overhauling Florida's education system in an appeal to tea party conservatives.

  • Top South Carolina prosecutor hosting presidential hopefuls 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:15 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's top prosecutor is taking part in a series of conversations with more than a dozen of the contenders seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

  • 2016 hopefuls hit the gym, try to skip pie on campaign trail story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:44 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Scott Walker is counting steps on his FitBit. Jeb Bush swears by the Paleo diet. Bobby Jindal is a "gym rat."

  • Tab to protect visiting governors and state officials rising 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 7:29 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The cost to Florida taxpayers to provide around-the-clock security for visiting governors and other officials jumped in the past year, partly because of high-profile Republicans who were in the state to campaign for Gov. Rick Scott.

  • New Hampshire voters assess GOP presidential hopefuls 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 9:28 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A trio of televised events in the past week corralled the large and unruly field of Republican presidential hopefuls but brought little clarity to a cluttered field, even in a state that for months has been lavished with attention from candidates.

  • Federal court says Texas voter ID violates Voting Rights Act 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 8:10 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on minorities in a victory for President Barack Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice Department to fight a wave of new ballot-box restrictions passed in conservative statehouses.

  • GOP activists in swing-state Ohio keen to watch debate 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 4:33 pm

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio - For Republican activists in a party stronghold of swing-state Ohio, Thursday night's first major presidential campaign debate in Cleveland will be must-see TV as the GOP starts deciding which candidate to support, volunteer for and write checks to.

  • GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:07 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.

  • Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:27 pm

    McKINNEY, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his own money into Servergy Inc., according to prosecutors, and helped persuade a state lawmaker and another wealthy businessman to buy more than $100,000 in shares.

  • Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas' attorney general story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:20 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is charged with three felony counts of securities fraud in an indictment unsealed Monday. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means.

  • The Latest: Defense lawyer says Texas AG to plead not guilty story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:27 pm

    McKINNEY, Texas - The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local):