Gov. Perry announces he will not seek re-election in 2014

Photo Credit: APTexas Governor Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, announced on Monday afternoon that he will not seek re-election in 2014.

Gov. Perry made the announcement to a gathering of supporters in San Antonio at the largest Caterpillar plant in the country.

“The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership. Today I will not seek reelection as Governor of Texas,” said Perry. “I am looking forward to serving out the next 18 months. Any future considerations I will announce in due time.”

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