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Perry says he won’t run for governor

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Rick Perry

SAN ANTONIO – After guiding the state of Texas for more than a decade, Republican Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that it’s time to let someone else take the reins – potentially Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has made no secret of his desire to serve as Texas’ next governor – as Perry considers making a second bid at the White House.

But Perry has no plans of stepping down early.

During a much anticipated announcement of his political plans, delivered before hundreds of friends and supporters in a heavy equipment warehouse in San Antonio, Perry stressed that he will serve out his current term, which ends in 2015.

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