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Rick Perry

James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas, having held the office since December 2000. He is a member of the Republican Party. Elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998, he assumed office as governor in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010, an unprecedented feat in Texas political history. With a tenure in office to date of &000000000000001000000010 years, &0000000000000216000000216 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor, after Terry Branstad of Iowa. Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia), and in 2011 will once again serve as RGA Chairman.

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Gov. Rick Perry -- My Anti-Abortion Law Could Have Saved Joan Rivers' Life

Gov. Rick Perry
My Anti-Abortion Law Could Have Saved Joan Rivers' Life

Texas Governor Rick Perry thinks Joan Rivers might still be alive if his controversial anti-abortion law was in effect in New York. The law requires clinics to meet hospital-level operating… READ MORE >

Rick Perry Mugshot -- OOPS!!!

Rick Perry Mugshot
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Texas Governor Rick Perry pursed his lips with a faint smile as he posed for his mug shot ... and the pic is a study in politics and spin control.As you probably know ... Perry has been indicted… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Donald Trump --  Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry Are COWARDS

Donald Trump
Bachmann & Perry Are COWARDS

Donald Trump is lashing out at GOP candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry for turning down his debate invitation -- telling TMZ, "They're all afraid."Bachmann and Perry are the latest to turn… READ MORE >

- 1020 days ago
Larry Flynt Gunning for Rick Perry

Larry Flynt
Gunning for Rick Perry

Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is putting GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry in his crosshairs ... he'll be offering up to $1 million for anyone who can prove Perry has had an illicit… READ MORE >

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