August 11, 2011 in Nation/World

Texas governor set to announce presidential bid

Associated Press
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.
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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president.

That’s the word from Perry spokesman Mark Miner.

Miner told the Associated Press that Perry will announce his intentions to run for the GOP nomination on Saturday as he visits early primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire.

Perry’s candidacy is likely to shake the GOP field.

His announcement that he is joining the field would come two days after a debate in Iowa and on the same day as his rivals participate in a test vote in the leadoff caucus state.

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