Skip to comments.Texas Governor Perry Won't Seek Re-election in 2014
Posted on 07/08/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT by LUV W
Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, said Monday he won't seek re-election in 2014.
The staunch Christian and fiscal conservative said he will instead spend the remaining 18 months of his term guiding Texas through innovation and job creation. However, Perry did not rule out a second Republican presidential run.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/08/texas-gov-perry-wont-seek-re-election-in-2014/?test=latestnews#ixzz2YV3bZamK
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Great! Time for new blood!
Time for Greg Abbot!!
Here is an earlier thread. I should have pinged my TX list, but never found a source link.
I just hope he retires in Texas and doesn’t get some idea that he wants to run for President again......I would not mind but he loves those illegal aliens too much and that is the last thing we need....another compassionate conservative.
Another La Raza Rick?
Oh, sorry, Arrow! I looked on the forum page and didn’t see one so I thought I’d put one up!
I’m glad Gov Perry made this decision now. He wouldn’t be Governor if Kinky Friedman hadn’t siphoned off 12% of Texas voters from the dems. Thank you Kinky!
p.s. saw Kinky in the grocery store Friday. We shook hands and exchanged the usual pleasantries. He lays his cigar in one of the potted plants just outside the door and picks it back up on his way out. The man is a walking caricature and my favorite Jewish cowboy.
Indeed it is! :)
He is a character, and I’m soooo glad he didn’t get elected governor. LOL!
Pretty good cigars!!
No, he's just got this list of about 280 "special friends" who each donate huge bucks to his campaign funds, and he listens to them almost exclusively.
And they all want dirt-cheap wages and lots of Mexicans and Guatetecs flooding across the border so they can hire cheap with no bennies, no insurance, -- hell, no Social Security, cash only, totally off-the-books. Yeah, a free-market economy is a wonderful thing, if you can hire 100% illegals who can never say "no" or "I'd like a raise".
No problem. I never found the source on the other thread. I heard his announcement on the radio coming back from the store and headed for FR.
Fantastic. Here’s hoping we don’t put a bigger RINO in there to replace him.
Perry has made his move and I hope he retires to something and stays clear away from politics.
Over 90 percent of the Republicans we elect are not real conservatives and regardless of what his promoters say, Rick Perry does not qualify as one of those few authentic ones.
Perry certainly isn’t conservative perfect but better than some we’ve had (Ma Richards)... but his stance on in-state tuition for illegals lost it for me!! I don’t know Abbott’s stand on that yet, but if he supports it I can’t support him either.... in general he is a law and order kind of guy. Will be interesting to see his position. Hope my state senator decides her time is right to run for governor now that she had her 11 hours of fame with her filibuster shenanigans. Let Wendy (kill those kids) Davis give up her Senate seat and get trounced at the polls by Abbott -—
I’ve been reading some posts lately from Texas and it seems many in the political system and business system are comfortable with the presence of cheap illegal labor in the state.
So its no wonder Perry would support in state tuition.
My state senator here in PA introduced a bill recently to do the same thing.
I suspect its because there are a lot of agricultural businesses in his district that may use labor from outside the country.
Thanks for posting that! :)
I would love to have Abbott for Governor. But if that happens, we have lost one of the best AG’s in the U.S. Because of our political system, the AG does actually have more authority than the Governor.
Just doesn’t seem to me that there is anyone waiting in the wings to take Abbott’s place.
This. /\ /\ /\ /\
Um.......how about Ted.......Ted Cruz........or Nugent.....
Many times. He tried to get me to adopt one he had with him at a book signing a few years back. Already had too many at the house at the time. ;o)
Thanks for the ping!
Good riddance, Governor Jefferson D’Arcy.
Lots of fawning over AG Greg Abbott. Thoughts?
I support Gregg Abbott too.
Nugent would be great.
I think he’ll continue to keep Texas at the top of the mark
where business and entrepreneurial opportunities and lower
taxes are concerned!
Best of everything to Governor Rick Perry! He has kept us
free and at work in our great state...no matter what the
nay-sayers moan about!
Abbott is actually much MORE conservative than Perry.
I avoid Kinky when I see him.
The thing people don’t get about immigration is that technically the people coming here from Mexico are not the same Mexicans of the ruling class. Most that come here are indians more than they are Mexicans. The Mexicans (the Castillians and German descendants that run Mexico) want to get rid of them as bad as we do. That is why they whine when we talk about strengthening the border.
When I think of “His Rickness” I think of Burt Reynolds:
Art imitating life or vice versa?!?!
President Perry will be a breathe of fresh air...like a fart downwind from a smelting plant.
“Lots of fawning over AG Greg Abbott. Thoughts?”
I called him for VP on a ticket with Paul Ryan 5 years ago.
I met him too at a political meeting in Austin where he spoke. He's a down-home Texas cowboy with a folksy intellectual streak who isn't PC and makes no apologies. Jewish or not, that's pure independent Texan attitude.
Lead singer/songwriter of "The Texas Jewboys."
Named "Male Chauvinist Pig of the Year (1974) by NOW for his song, "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed."
I'd rather see Cruz stay in the Senate for a while - perhaps the best, if not the only voice of reason (A.K.A. wacko bird).
Will he become a lobbyist for La Raza?
I’d like to see Cruz in the WH. He seems to be a viable candidate to start cleaning out the mess in DC. I’ll have to research Abbot, but Nugent as Gov could be a good choice too.
Um.......how about Ted...”
Too bad we can’t clone Cruz. But I think he needs to stay in D.C. Whole lot more people there to tee off. Too bad he doesn’t have much help. Nuge for Governor? Why not.
Governor Goodhair is leaving. I do know that Abbot has to use a wheelchair thanks to a tree branch falling on him while he was jogging. I don’t know much else, other than that he was once on the state Supreme Court.
Thanks LUV W.
43% Net Job Growth Under Obama is in Rick Perrys Texas!
JP Updates | July 8,2013
Posted on 07/09/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT by Hojczyk
It makes no sense to make taxpayers fund illegals’ education so they can work in agriculture. They won’t be picking fruit with a college degree.
There are three reasons Perry isn’t going to run again.
1) He’s considering another run for the White House.
2) He’s had his fill of Austin.
3) Ooops. I can’t remember the third reason.