According the the Wall Street Journal, Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for president but Perry's people are remaining mum on the issue.
A Republican campaign veteran tells us that Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided to run for President, though the official word from Team Perry is still a definite maybe.
Our normally reliable Republican source reports that Mr. Perry has surveyed the field and decided to get in the race later this summer, perhaps around the time of the national prayer meeting that Mr. Perry is hosting on August 6 at a Houston football stadium. Our source also reports that Mr. Perry is aiming to compete in the Iowa Straw Poll, even though it occurs just a week later, on August 13. The thinking is that apparent front-runner Mitt Romney "does not reflect the Republican Party" and is therefore vulnerable to a credible challenge from the right, especially after Mr. Romney's recent squishy remarks on global warming.
As Guy reported last week, Perry has an impressive when it comes to job growth in the Lone Star State, and with the terrible economic news continuing to add up with unemployment climbing higher, it's prime time for the governor to jump into the race.
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