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 Rick Perry speaking at CPAC 2014 in Washington, DC. on March 7th, 2014. Rick Perry speaking at CPAC 2014 in Washington, DC. on March 7th, 2014.By: Gage Skidmore

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  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry seemed to not understand the law of supply and demand during a visit to a coal plant near Morgantown, West Virginia. Perry began by saying " here's a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put the supply out there and the demand will follow.” The problem with that statement is that is not how the law of supply and demand works.
  • A judge seated a grand jury in Austin last week to consider whether Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is weighing another run for the White House, abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer. Aides to Perry say he legally exercised his veto power. Others say Perry was abusing his state office and is finally getting his comeuppance. The grand jury is impaneled for three months. In the original complaint, McDonald accused Perry of breaking laws related to coercion of a public servant and abuse of official capacity.
  • After silencing State Senator Wendy Davis for breaking strict filibuster rules, Texas Republicans claimed they passed their restrictive abortion bill before its midnight deadline. The only problem is that the official clock in the gallery showed that it was clearly passed midnight. After a few hours of confusion, it was eventually ruled that the vote was taken past midnight and was invalidated.
  • Three years after Gov. Rick Perry's biggest real estate score, questions persist about whether the governor benefited from favoritism, backroom dealing and influence-buying. The governor's staff insists these were routine, legal deals that were properly handled. They point to a bank's appraisal, done when Perry sold his land in 2007, that said the buyer was paying Perry slightly less than market value. No legal action has been taken.
  • Rick Perry may have illegally used Texas Government resources just before he kicked off his Presidential Campaign. Phone records show that Perry made numerous calls to donors, business men, and appointees from his Governors office which hints that he may have been campaigning from government phones, which is illegal in the state of Texas. No legal actions have been taken as of yet.
  • The Washington discovered that the Perry family owns a ranch that locals call 'Niggerhead.' The name is carved into a rock at the entrance to the property and was painted over in 1980's when the Perry family began to lease it. Perry responded to the revelation by saying its an "offensive name that has no place in the modern world." Both Cain and Romney said criticized the name calling 'insensitive.' In response, Cain was accused of playing the race card by his fellow Republicans, some going as far as saying that until now Cain's "big appeal is that he's not just another black race-card-playing politician."
  • Rick Perry has announced that he will be hosting a "Day of Prayer" at Houston's Reliant Stadium which has brought up many concerns about political leaders organizing religious events. Perry expects to fill the 71,000 seat stadium but only 8,000 people have RSVP'd. This declaration by Perry also could cast a black mark on future campaigns on his stance on separation of church and state.
  • In April of 2009, Rick Perry met in front of Tea Party members and brought up that Texas could secede from the union, if it ever wanted to. He said it probably will never come to that, but the way Washington keeps thumbing their nose at the American people, who knows what might happen.

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