BREAKING: Rick Perry announces he will not seek re-election

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 1:24pm

During a special announcement on Monday, Governor Rick Perry announced he would not seek re-election as Governor of Texas.

Perry announced this after being introduced by his wife, Anita Perry.

As reported last week, Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, invited supporters to join him and his family at an event today in San Antonio at which he unveiled "exciting future plans."

The announcement today is likely paving the way for Attorney General Greg Abbott to succeed him.


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