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Breaking: Rick Perry Not Seeking Gov Re-election update: sources claim he WILL run for Pres

He said he was going to announce something big, and this is it.   No word on presidential plans…….yet.  Will update if more becomes available. Otherwise just use it as an open thread.

UPDATE:  While Perry did not say he would run in 2016 for president, National Journal has talked to  several ” sources” saying yeah, he’s running again.

“Rick Perry is stepping down as the longest-serving governor in Texas history to clear the decks for a 2016 presidential campaign, according to several well-placed Republican sources. They said Perry is stepping down to make sure his declining popularity among Texas Republicans won’t complicate his Oval Office ambitions.”

The article says he will use the extra time to get cash.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/texas-republicans-rick-perry-leaving-governorship-to-run-for-president-20130708

 

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/07/08/perry-announces-he-will-not-seek-gubernatorial-reelection/

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