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There are three extremely important things to know about Rick Perry. First, as the longest-tenured governor of Texas in the history of this great state—he served from 2001 until 2015—he was incredibly effective, signing into law a litany of GOP priorities as he oversaw the state’s economic boom and casting a shadow that continues to loom over the Lege. Second, as a presidential candidate, he was wildly, hilariously out of his depth. He entered the 2012 GOP primary to great fanfare but quickly dropped out of the race, a cautionary tale of a successful and buzzworthy statewide officeholder shriveling in the harsh light of national attention. His 2016 campaign, which he entered without the advantage of such enthusiasm, lasted fewer than a hundred days. And…
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