Rick Perry to run for president in 2012, announces GOP nomination bid

By on Aug 14, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Updated: January 20, 2012 12:40 a.m.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry will run for president in 2012, and aims to take the place of Mitt Romney as GOP nomination, and will go against President Barack Obama who will run again.

Texas Governor Rick Perry
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As shown live at CNN on Saturday, August 13, 2011, Rick Perry announced his bid to become the next US president at around 1 p.m. (ET) at a RedState gathering in Charleston, South Carolina.

Perry, 61, who recently led “The Response USA” prayer rally in Texas where about 30,000 people attended, is the longest continuously Texas governor serving since 2000, succeeding George W. Bush.

“It is time to get America working again,” Gov. Rick Perry said on his announcement which is also mentioned in his official campaign website.

“That’s why with the support of my family and an unwavering belief in the goodness of America, I declare to you today my candidacy for president of the United States.” Perry added.

As noted at RickPerry.org on Saturday, a blog post entitled “Why I’m Running”; Perry mentioned his accomplishments as Texas governor, citing his comments on the current US taxes.

“What I learned in my 20’s traveling the globe as an Air Force pilot, our current president has yet to acknowledge in his 50’s – that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth.” Perry wrote as his first statement.

Gov. Perry is also scheduled to attend an event in Greenland, New Hampshire that day where he is expected to launch his presidential campaign with the help of his supporters.

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