Following months of speculation, a spokesperson for Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will join the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Judy Woodruff and David Chalian discuss Perry's impact on the Republican field and preview Thursday…
David Chalian, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk about the Republican debt reduction plan…
By Quinn Bowman
Gwen Ifill and David Chalian marvel at the fact that more Republican candidates, including former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, are getting into the 2012 race in late June.
By Tom LeGro
Texas Gov. Rick Perry roused the audience at the Republican Leadership Conference over the weekend, leading many to wonder if he will make a run for the White House.
On March 2, Gov. Rick Perry won the Republican gubernatorial primary in Texas by a comfortable 21-point margin. He earned 51.1 percent of the vote, while Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison received 30.3 percent and newcomer Debra Medina 18.6 percent.
In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry edged out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to win the state's three-way Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill talks to a political expert from the University of Texas at Austin about the general election ahead.
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