“I stand before you today as a disciplined conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you to restoring our nation and revive the American dream,” he said.
Perry has long insisted that he won’t run, but has been singing a different tune lately. In late May, Perry said that he would consider running in 2012. Certainly, as the longest-serving governor of powerhouse state Texas, he has name recognition and would likely attract deep-pocketed donors’ confidence.
Earlier this month, Perry ventured to Los Angeles to speak at an anti-abortion rally, a move that has been viewed as a baby step on his potential nascent campaign trail.
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