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Gov. Perry announces he will not be seeking another term

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 Governor Rick Perry (center) hanging out with supporters Photo by Joseph Earnest


 Updated by Joseph Earnest July 8, 2013


Newscast Media SAN ANTONIOGovernor Rick Perry announced today that he would not be seeking another term as governor, and will be focusing on completing the next 18 months of the governorship.


"The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership, I'm announcing I will not seek reelection as governor of Texas," Perry announced to an audience in San Antonio on July 8.

"After January of 2015, new chapters will be written. New leaders will write them, but the focus must remain on the greatest state in the nation and opportunity for her people," Perry added.

When asked about whether he plans to make a bid for the White House in 2016, Perry said, "Any future considerations I will announce in due time, and I will arrive at that decision appropriately."

Perry has never lost an election in his almost three decades as a politician in Texas.




 by Joseph Earnest July 2, 2013


Newscast Media SAN ANTONIOTexas Governor Rick Perry will be making a big announcement on Monday July 8, in San Antonio regarding the future of his political career. In an email to "friends" Perry invited them to San Antonio concerning the governor's "future exciting plans."


Gov. Perry is the longest-serving governor in U.S. history, who became governor in 2000 after George W. Bush resigned from office to run for the presidency.


Some speculate Perry might run for office again in Texas, while others believe he may not run for governor but choose to run for president in 2016.


Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has been playing an active role in Texas politics so there might be an indication that either he or Texas attorney general Greg Abbott might run for governor should Perry choose not to run again.


All statewide offices in Texas are currently controlled by Republicans, and in the current controversial special session that will make abortion illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the Republicans expect to regain the upper hand and pass the bill into law.


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