At the Republican presidential debate last night, Texas Governor Rick Perry twice referred to Herman Cain, the only black candidate on the Las Vegas stage, as "brother." That raised a lot of eyebrows and burned up the social media channels. Some said they found the use of the word to be racist, and that it made them cringe.
Rick Perry, whose performance in a series of Republican presidential debates has corresponded with a steep decline in his support in polls, plans to limit participation in future face-offs ahead of early state nominating contests.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is receiving a Texas pension of more than $92,000 a year in addition to his almost $133,000 salary as governor, according to a financial disclosure statement released today.
Herman Cain and Mitt Romney, leading in polling of the Republican presidential race in Iowa, passed up a closely watched annual party fundraising dinner in the state where caucuses start the nominating process in less than two months.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is seeking a court order to stop Virginia election officials from printing or distributing primary ballots after his presidential campaign was told his name wouldn’t appear on them.
Mitt Romney’s path to the Republican presidential nomination grew rougher today when Rick Perry dropped out of the party’s contest to throw his support behind Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum was certified as first-place finisher in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.