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Perry Won't Run Again for Texas Governor

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Texas, Perry, gubernatorial race 2014, republicans, elections, politics )

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), the longest-serving governor in the state's history, announced here Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2014 amid speculation that he will run again for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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Lynn S (235)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:22 pm
So Rick Perry has said that he won't be running for a fourth term as governor of Texas. I wonder if this means that Wendy Davis may take a shot for the Democrats. And for the Republcanus/Teabaggers, who is up for the job. In a related Washington Post article, ,a href="">To dude or not to dude , some interesting ideas are thrown about including that Perry will make a run for the presidency but is currently listed as the 6th choice after the likes of Rand Paul and Paul Ryan to name two.

Hold onto your hats. I think there is going to be some political bronc busting in Texas and in the Republicanus/Teabagger party.

Lynn S (235)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:24 pm
CORRECTION --- that link is
To dude or not to dude

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:00 am
Perry may be an idiot, but not a fool...he knows he doesn't stand a chance.
Plus he'll make more money whoring himself out to some evil enterprise compised of his cronies

TomCat S (129)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:33 am
Texas' gain is our loss.

pam w (139)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:22 am
Good...let's hope he runs for President. He'll lose and we'll be done with him.

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:17 am
I think Ellen has it right. He isn't running here again because he sees (ok, he's a dumba$$ and has to be told things) the writing on the wall. He's killed his chances here with the females of the state of getting in next year for another 6 agonizing he will spend other people's money and 'run' for prez again knowing he won't win it.....but will pick up leads for good-paying (unlike the MCJobs he brought to TX) sleazy Fascist jobs for himself. He is the ultimate corporate whore and will land somewhere in a nice steaming pile of ill-got money...instead of the steaming pile dookie....he needs to land in head-first.

Saw this morning where a 'conservative' rethug female actually called Perry a dufus on national TV......what does that tell you? His own kind don't even want him because he is now party kryptonite. LOL

Lisa W (143)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:56 am
Thanks for the story dear Lynn!

Jo S (619)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:16 am
Noted & shared.
Thanks, Lynn it will be interesting to see what goes on!

Gene J (290)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:53 am
Kit pointed out that under the Texas constitution he can't run again. So this is just a trifle self-serving and more grandstanding than anything else. Doesn't matter what he chooses, he'll never be elected to anything on a national level. He'll just go to the place all old republicans do, faux noise or lobbying, he can't actually think, so a conservative think tank seems beyond him, but then thinking isn't really their strong suit anyway. Just be nice to see someone else governing Texas. Maybe Wendy Davis. I'd like that.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:28 pm
Bittersweet news, like Bachmann's "retirement." While it's great to see him go, I think Wendy Davis would be a slam dunk to defeat him, with all his baggage. Whoever the GOP puts up - David Nir at the Daily Kos thinks it will be Attorney General Greg Abbott - won't have that. David also said "longshot Democratic hopes of recapturing the governor's mansion likely just got longer." (I thought the same even before I got the email, but he said it better.) Unfortunately, it doesn't help us when the crazies take thamselves out as opposed to being shot down by our side.

Nikhil Dutta (2)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:57 pm
open the flood gates for some change in the traditional republican Texas

Jim Phillips (3257)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:58 pm
Once Perry retires from office as governor, he will become a has-been...
Let Perry run for "Presidency", the voters and g o p pukes have already rejected him.

Enough of Perry, let's move on to other topics.

Ty, Lynn.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:25 pm
Unfortunately, Perry has already done considerable damage to Texas, though some may disagree. Personally, I would love to see him just disappear, but, like Palen, he will probably continue inserting his opinions, even if he doesn't run for President in 2016.

Katie and Bill D (107)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:28 pm
Makes a Lousy GOVERNOR that says it all!
The WOMEN will take care of him at the POLLS!!!!
Thank You

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:45 pm
Is this a good thing ?

Aud nordby (740)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:30 pm

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 12:01 am
Congradulations to the people, especially the women, of TX. I really hope he does un for Prez, it'll split the GOP even more than it is now - all the better for the Democrats - if they get themselves together and get out the vote eveywhere.

Eternal G (745)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:03 am
Good riddens to this extremist in politics!

Ben O (170)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:58 am
Now, that is GOOD news, is it not...?

Joe R (190)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 3:36 am
And the Republican presidential clown parade begins again.

Edwin M (346)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 4:42 am
Well that's good news but that only means that he's going to pop up somewhere else, because as long as there's money to be made in politics, clowns like this never fade away.

Mitchell D (87)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 6:20 am
My question is: will the Texas voting population learn anything from their experience with this kind of radical right longhorn cowshit?

P A (117)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:28 am
Hooray - agree with Ellen and others.
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