Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry gesture during a Republican debate Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
September 13, 2011 6:01:00 AM PDT
By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. - September 13, 2011 --
Rick Perry's bid for the Republican presidential nomination will rise or fall on his 10-year record as Texas governor.