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Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not seek re-election; Door to 2016 remains open

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Rick Perry announced this afternoon that he will not be seeking another term as Texas governor.

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http://twitter.com/#!/CarrieNBCNews/status/354303368837079040

Instead, he has vowed to continue to promote conservative values, economic growth, and policy that has made the state among the most successful in the nation.

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Many are speculating that Perry will be succeeded by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott:

http://twitter.com/#!/cynicusprime/status/354304231798358016
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The next governor of Texas will certainly have some big boots to fill:

http://twitter.com/#!/LizMair/status/354304120338911235

Does this mean Perry will make another run for president in 2016?

http://twitter.com/#!/jpodhoretz/status/354303788292636672
http://twitter.com/#!/RickSheridan/status/354304479333597184
http://twitter.com/#!/rumpfshaker/status/354304422609821697

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/08/texas-gov-rick-perry-will-not-seek-reelection-door-to-2016-remains-open/


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