Did Rick Perry say 'Ronald Raven'?
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Controversy ensued online Thursday as to whether former Texas Gov. Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryOvernight Energy: Regulators say Perry plan didn’t pass legal muster | Chamber to push for 25-cent gas tax hike | Energy expert sees US becoming 'undisputed leader' in oil, gas Overnight Regulation: Dems claim 50 votes in Senate to block net neutrality repeal | Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule | Trump wants to loosen rules on bank loans | Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals Energy regulators: Perry’s coal plan wasn’t legally defensible MORE had another "oops" moment during his debate appearance that evening.

Many viewers thought Perry said "Ronald Raven" instead of Ronald Reagan during the 5 p.m. debate for the seven Republican presidential contenders who didn't make the cut for the prime-time debate.

Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed maintained that the former governor "clearly" said Ronald Reagan.

Apart from the "Ronald Raven" moment, Perry delivered what many viewed to be a strong performance in the "happy hour" debate. 

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Perry used his time onstage to tout his state’s economic performance and call for the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama to be eliminated.

It was a much stronger performance for Perry than four years ago, when his first presidential campaign faltered following an embarrassing debate moment. The then-governor trailed off while trying to name three federal agencies he would eliminate as president, eventually saying just "oops."