Perry 2012

November 17, 2011 - 8:15 PM
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a stop in Jackson, Miss. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Perry is picking a fight with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who is not. Struggling to steady his campaign for the GOP nomination, Perry this week launched an outsider's campaign against Washington culture and challenged Pelosi, ousted last year from the House speakership, to debate his plan to overhaul Congress. She declined Thursday. (AP Photo/Greg Campbell)