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Gov Perry will not seek re-election

Posted on 07/08/2013 11:17:13 AM PDT by Perdogg

Gov Perry will not seek re-election.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: captaingardasil; larazarick; rickperry; rinoperry; rinorick
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1 posted on 07/08/2013 11:17:13 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
So this clears the way for someone who can (a)actually debate and (b)has more affection for U.S. citizens than illegal aliens?

Who might that be?

2 posted on 07/08/2013 11:18:59 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Perdogg

Texas is going to be vulnerable to a big Dem push....my money is on AG Greg Abbott(R) if he decides to run. It’s either him or perennial candidate Kinky Friedman


3 posted on 07/08/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Perdogg

Longest sitting Governor in US history.
Frivolous lawsuits notwithstanding.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 11:19:07 AM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Perdogg
That’s his big surprise announcement? Watch MSNBC paint the decision as his being afraid of running against whatsername, the abortion filibuster lady.
5 posted on 07/08/2013 11:19:37 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Perdogg

2016 presidential run? (Spare me.)


6 posted on 07/08/2013 11:20:32 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: austinaero

Kinky might actually win this go round............


7 posted on 07/08/2013 11:20:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Perdogg

FNC really blew it....Left the Perry announcement prematurely to have yet another lawyer debate about Zimmerman/Martin.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 11:22:56 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Perdogg

Meaning he’ll have time to devote to running for Pres?


9 posted on 07/08/2013 11:23:04 AM PDT by Persevero ( What is your 'fair share' of what someone else has worked for?" -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Perdogg

Oh nos!


10 posted on 07/08/2013 11:23:30 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Perdogg
Already on Wikipedia:

On October 15, 2012, one of Perry's aides indicated that Perry would stand for re-election to his fourth term as governor in 2014.[5]However, unnamed sources said to be close to Perry told the National Review that Perry will not seek re-election, instead focusing on another White House bid for 2016. David Carney, Perry's top adviser during the 2012 campaign, says that Perry will likely wait until after the Texas legislative session has ended to announce whether or not he'll run for governor in 2014.

Please, no.

11 posted on 07/08/2013 11:24:11 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be managed by central planning.)
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To: Persevero

I watched an interview with Perry on Fox yesterday.

Sounds like he and Abbott have coordinated this.

He said “we” will have an announcement.

I think it was a partial slip. Perry will endorse Abbott while he goes on to run for Prez.


12 posted on 07/08/2013 11:24:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Perdogg

I hope that former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams puts his hat in the ring.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 11:24:56 AM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Perdogg

During the presidential primary campaign, until the debates started, I thought Perry was the only candidate on par with Romney.

Michelle Bachmann was too much of a rookie
Newt and Herman had enough personal baggage to sink the Titanic.
Santorum had lost re-election to his Senate seat then moved to DC to become a lobbyist.
Ron Paul and Gary Johnson were running in the wrong party.
Tim Pawlenty was simply unknown.

Rick Perry was therefore the logical alternative to Romney....then came the debates...Romney won by default. There was really no one there to challenge him.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Perdogg
Thank God! I like how he brags about limited government, yet he was appointing people for over a decade to powerful positions. That's not limited government, at least for one man - when you control appointees for over a decade, that's a heavy accumulation of power and favors owed.

I am not surprised though, I heard a few months ago that some folks were making it known that he would finally face a tough primary against a conservative opponent who was well-funded and well-supported. They didn't say who it was, but I figured it was Abbot, since Dewhurst is going nowhere fast.
15 posted on 07/08/2013 11:27:45 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: GeorgeTex

“I hope that former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams puts his hat in the ring”

They were just talking about this on KLBJ radio this morning and I *think* Williams is in for LT Governor. Dewhurst has a handful of people who want his spot and he better not run for governor!

It will be interesting to see who Ted Cruz gets behind.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 11:30:35 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Vigilanteman
So this clears the way for someone who can (a)actually debate and (b)has more affection for U.S. citizens than illegal aliens?

Perry's affection for illegals is based partly on his donors, and whoever replaces him will have some of the same donors, with the exception of Bob Perry, no relation, and who is deceased.

I'm sure Perry meant some of what he said about a guest worker program, about the tuition breaks for illegals, and I believe him a little bit when he talks about how he liked La Raza its leadership, but when all was said and done, the people backing him favored illegal aliens, and therefore he did.

So don't judge him too harshly, he did what he had to do to keep his donors happy.
17 posted on 07/08/2013 11:30:53 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Perfect analysis!


18 posted on 07/08/2013 11:31:36 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Perdogg
He could convince me not to write in Sarah Palin.
19 posted on 07/08/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Perry was recovering from back surgery and was medicated. Maybe this time he can remember the 3rd agency he would eliminate.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 11:32:35 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: austinaero
Texas is going to be vulnerable to a big Dem push...my money is on AG Greg Abbott(R) if he decides to run

Texas is not vulnerable this time around, it'll be 2018 or 2022 at the earliest. The Dems don't have any viable candidates, and don't mention the pro-abortion Wendy Davis, because her seat is too valuable to the Dems in the Senate.

I believe it will be Abbott, the people who told me that there would be pressure on Perry to step down from re-election were Abbott backers.

Although if Kinky Friedman runs on another platform of not doing anything if elected, a lot of folks could probably get behind that at this point ;-)
21 posted on 07/08/2013 11:34:24 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Perdogg

Texas for President.


22 posted on 07/08/2013 11:34:53 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: austinaero; Arrowhead1952

You know Jeff Ward is messing up his pants today.

And all you Perry haters: just hide and watch. This man is about to do some extreme damage to poshitus.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 11:35:29 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Vigilanteman
Who might that be?

Greg Abbott.

24 posted on 07/08/2013 11:36:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

I like him but Perry was his own worst enemy in the debates. Hope that’s different next time.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 11:37:49 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: af_vet_rr
Re: ... the tuition breaks for illegals

These so-called tuition breaks are not specifically for illegals, they are for the children of illegals who have established long-term residency in Texas. These children may or may not themselves be illegal, but it is all predicated on long-term Texas residency, as well as acceptance in the schools. It's not like UT an A&M are throwing their doors open to people who have just walked across the river. (Yes, you can walk across the Rio Grande for much of its length. Think of it as a 1900 mile long creek.)

26 posted on 07/08/2013 11:39:45 AM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Hell no


27 posted on 07/08/2013 11:39:55 AM PDT by RB156
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To: Perdogg

Greg Abbott for Guv!


28 posted on 07/08/2013 11:40:47 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: austinaero
There is no way a Dem will win Texas for a few decades, unless Shamnesty is somehow passed.

Dems had a chance in the 80's before the Democratic Party became the Demonicrat Party. Now, the differences, at least nominally, are so stark, most Texans would elect GW Bush again before they would elect someone from the Party of Satan.

29 posted on 07/08/2013 11:41:57 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Ugh. He could be ahead by 10 points in the polls and would find a way to blow it all during the debates. No thanks Rick.


30 posted on 07/08/2013 11:42:28 AM PDT by RB156
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To: Perdogg

When NRTL was meeting in Texas a couple of weeks ago, and Perry and Co. started pushing their phony NRTL-inspired “fetal pain” legislation, I thought he was running for POTUS. Grandstanding is his forte.


31 posted on 07/08/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (America's Party - 'We're partisans only for principle.' www.SelfGovernment.US)
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To: txhurl

Jeff will be talking about “pointy boots” for the next week. I don’t listen to his show, unless he has a guest subbing. If I hear his voice, I hit the off button.

Check your FR mail in a bit.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 11:44:46 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: af_vet_rr

If he runs for Prez how will that accord with the rising public sentiment against amnesty, since it is suppsedly such donors who support it?


33 posted on 07/08/2013 11:45:25 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: humblegunner

More terms than Nelson Rockefeller in NY? Four, if memory’s right.


34 posted on 07/08/2013 11:47:21 AM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
"Newt and Herman had enough personal baggage to sink the Titanic"

I never understood this coming from FR. I presume you are mentioning their women issues?

How about Obama's TERRORIST FRIENDS issues?

All we had to say to America was

"ok, Newt / Cain might have these issues, BUT THEIR GUY WORKED with a guy WHO BOMBED THE PENTAGON.

THEIR GUY sat in a pew for 20 years listening to some Hamas-loving, Farrakan-wannabe.

THEIR GUY has some BS birth certificate....etc...

Now you want to keep talking about the candidates backgrounds, or shall we debate the issues?"


35 posted on 07/08/2013 11:47:44 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Carry_Okie

Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 07/08/2013 11:50:46 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Carry_Okie

Let’s just hope this time when he runs for prez, he gets the right century for when the American Revolution was fought. (Hint: it wasn’t the 16th century.)


37 posted on 07/08/2013 11:52:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: clintonh8r
FNC really blew it....Left the Perry announcement prematurely to have yet another lawyer debate about Zimmerman/Martin.

FNC, etc. all think that 8-hour a day trial coverage of local or state trials is more important than national news. The Jodi Arrias crap was the worst I've ever seen. That crap is partly why I avoid the networks.
38 posted on 07/08/2013 11:53:10 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

I agree with your statements but it played out a bit different than your storyline. In desperation many went with Gingrich near the end despite his personal problems. There were few choices at that point so Santorum and Gingrich split the conservative vote. Conservatives were splintered all over the place in that election which allowed Romney to slide in.

I was good with Perry until I saw him debate. Deer in the headlights with no antlers. There are some who didn’t like Perry because of the corridor or dislike Texans or other reasons. Understand. Conservatives are like cats and hard to herd. I just hope conservatives can unite behind someone to stop Rubio.


39 posted on 07/08/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Rusty0604
Perry was recovering from back surgery and was medicated. Maybe this time he can remember the 3rd agency he would eliminate.

He's had gaffes before and after that year, and he graduated with a 1.9 GPA from college. If the medication made him that loopy/ignorant, then he showed poor judgement. Or the people around him did.
40 posted on 07/08/2013 11:54:38 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: tpmintx
These so-called tuition breaks are not specifically for illegals, they are for the children of illegals

Which makes it very attractive for illegals to break our laws and circumvent our national security to get in the country, because hey, we'll treat their kids well!
41 posted on 07/08/2013 11:56:11 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Arrowhead1952

Back atcha.


42 posted on 07/08/2013 11:59:52 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Yehuda

My dear friend,

Don’t you know....I know this isn’t fair....but it is true....Republicans are held to a different standard than Democrats.

Take Bill Clinton for instance. Imagine for a moment if he was an R instead of a D. After all of those bjs in the Oral Office, cramming a cigar up a young intern’s private parts. The same intern nestled beneath his desk servicing him while he was chatting on the phone....Now exactly what do you think would have happened? He would have been run right out office. The feminazi spearchuckers would have been out for blood. The news media would have been screaming for his ouster. Democrat senators like Boxer and Feinstein would have held hearings...I could go on and on and on. Democrats get way with stuff no Republican would ever dream of getting away with. Ted Kennedy kept getting re-elected after he drowned a pregnant young woman in his car. Barney Frank kept getting re-elected after it was discovered there was a male prostitution ring being run right out of his apartment in DC. I could go on and on. When Democrats get caught in these types of scandals and better yet end up beating the rap....they get high fives from their fellow party members and their allies in the media.


43 posted on 07/08/2013 12:00:16 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: af_vet_rr

Well at least we know what his GPA is, unlike Obama.


44 posted on 07/08/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Persevero
Meaning he’ll have time to devote to running for Pres?

Can't wait for his bumper stickers with the "Sponsored by Merck" tagline...


45 posted on 07/08/2013 12:06:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: plain talk

I just hope conservatives can unite behind someone to stop Rubio.


Good luck with that.:) A big chunk of Perry-haters probably stayed home last Nov, too.


46 posted on 07/08/2013 12:06:38 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Red Badger

We are NOT Minniesoter!


47 posted on 07/08/2013 12:08:23 PM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: X-spurt

Kinky ain’t a wrestler...............


48 posted on 07/08/2013 12:09:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: txhurl

Maybe this time around the RINOs will be divided if both Rubio and Christie get into the race.


49 posted on 07/08/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Perdogg

Gov Perry for US Senate. We need someone of Perry’s stature to run in the GOP primary against Cornyn in 2014.


50 posted on 07/08/2013 12:15:08 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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