The Fix: Republican primary

Perry disputes hunting camp story; opponents pounce

Perry disputes hunting camp story; opponents pounce

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign says a Post report that his family’s hunting camp went by a racially insensitive name is inconsistent and incorrect.

The Post’s Stephanie McCrummen reported Sunday that Perry, early in his political career, brought friends and supporters to a West Texas hunting camp his family leased that was called “Niggerhead.”

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Nebraska GOP frontrunner takes a few steps back

Nebraska GOP frontrunner takes a few steps back

The Nebraska Republican primary was supposed to be a coronation for state Attorney General Jon Bruning. Instead, it has revealed some significant holes in the political armor of the man many GOPers expected to beat Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson next year.

Four years after he stepped aside for former governor Mike Johanns in an open Nebraska Senate race, Bruning finally got his chance — and a golden one at that.

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Rick Perry’s problem with primetime

Rick Perry’s problem with primetime

All eyes were on Rick Perry last night to see if he could recover from an uneven performance in the last Florida debate 10 days ago.

What he did was turn in another uneven performance — or more accurately, a largely solid first half, followed by some pretty rough moments in the second half.

At the end of the night, it did little to put to rest the idea that he’s not quite ready for primetime. Or at least, primetime debates.

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