As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has a long record of warm relations with Muslims. Could that be a liability in a GOP presidential field in which several candidates question US Muslims' loyalty?
At a Republican dinner in Iowa Sunday night, recently announced candidate Rick Perry appeared to outshine the straw poll winner, Michele Bachmann. His campaign team is receiving accolades too.
Her chief GOP competitors – Mitt Romney and Rick Perry – have executive experience as governors. Michele Bachmann, coming off her win in the Iowa straw poll Saturday, says 'principles' and fighting for them are what matter.
Tim Pawlenty bows out of GOP presidential race after Iowa straw poll. Winner Michele Bachmann and newcomer Rick Perry are expected to vie for favor of social conservatives, but Perry could also take support from Mitt Romney.
Rep. Michele Bachmann took 29 percent of the votes in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday, topping the field of GOP presidential hopefuls. Rep. Ron Paul came in second and Tim Pawlenty a distant third.
Rick Perry touts his track record as a tax cutter and social conservative in Texas, stealing some thunder from other candidates on day of Iowa's straw poll.
From 'beef sundaes' to homemade peach preserves, Republican candidates dish it up as they vie for support. But Iowans are casting ballots based more on their minds than their taste buds.
A new poll finds favorable views of 'the tea party movement' have slumped to a new low. But that hasn't dimmed the star of Michele Bachmann, seen by many as a winner of the televised GOP debate.
Iowa's GOP is dominated by social conservatives whose focus is on opposing abortion and gay marriage, say party insiders. That explains why not all Republican presidential hopefuls are competing in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday.
Eight candidates sparred at the GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, Thursday night. Though Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasn't one of them, his imminent entry into the presidential race changes everything.