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. 

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."