When Mitt Romeny first announced his candidacy for president in 2012, he was the front runner until Rick Perry joined the race. Perry's performed well in the primary debates & was eventually nominated, challenging incumbent President Barack Obama. Perry chose Bobby Jindal as his running mate. The race seemed narrow at first, however Perry performed extremely well in the presidential debates & as did Jindal in the vice-presidential debates. Two weeks before the election, controversial info about Bengahzi leaked, damaging Obama's reputation. Perry/Jindal narrowly defeated Obama/Biden in the election. President Perry will be running for re-election in 2016.