Rick Perry Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday morning that he is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, unveiling a Perry for President logo on his official website Thursday morning hours before a planned speech in Dallas.

Perry launched his first presidential campaign four years ago and was an instant front-runner — a proven job-creator with solid conservative credentials, formidable fundraising prowess and perhaps enough cowboy swagger to take Republicans by storm.

Then came “Oops” and Perry tumbled from powerhouse to punchline.

Now he’s back, hitting Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina hard and early, and studying up on policy to become better prepared.


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