FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks about the Texas Budget Compact during an event to announce key budget principles for the upcoming and future budget

 

              FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks about the Texas Budget Compact during an event to announce key budget principles for the upcoming and future budget
FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks about the Texas Budget Compact during an event to announce key budget principles for the upcoming and future budgets, in Houston. Perry has spent much of the past three years publicly, loudly and defiantly fighting against what he views as Washington meddling in state affairs, often refusing to cooperate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and becoming a leader in the battle against President Barack’s Obama’s health care plan. His hard-fought battle, however, has led to more of what he most staunchly opposes: federal oversight. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)