Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
The newest candidate in the GOP race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is already making his mark for his Texas swagger and for launching his campaign with all guns firing. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), left, speaking at the State Fair in Des Moines, IA, yesterday and President Barack Obama, right, speaks in Decorah, IA.
Mitt Romney (R) speaks to workers at New England Small Tube in Litchfield, N.H.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) speaks at the Des Moines Register's "Soap Box" today at the Iowa State Fair.
Perry given a veggie corn dog at the Iowa State Fair.
Virgina Gov. Bob McDonnell (R)
NBC's Domenico Montanaro reports on the must-stop in Iowa for presidential candidates -- the State Fair, complete with deep-fried butter and cows made of the same.
NBC's Carrie Dann
Rick Perry's bus in Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday.