Former Texas governor Rick Perry launches White House bid

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This October 4, 2013 file photo shows former Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California. Rick Perry announced he will run for the White House, throwing his hat into a very crowded Republican presidential field following his failed run in 2012. The conservative ex-governor kicked off his campaign with a sleek campaign website featuring a high-tempo video promising to "do right and risk the consequences." The website touted the number of jobs created and times taxes were cut during Perry's time in office in Texas. He plans a speech later Thursday at a small airport as part of his campaign rollout, local media reported. AFP PHOTO

This October 4, 2013 file photo shows former Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republican Party’s State Party Convention in Anaheim, California. Rick Perry announced he will run for the White House, throwing his hat into a very crowded Republican presidential field following his failed run in 2012. The conservative ex-governor kicked off his campaign with a sleek campaign website featuring a high-tempo video promising to “do right and risk the consequences.” The website touted the number of jobs created and times taxes were cut during Perry’s time in office in Texas. He plans a speech later Thursday at a small airport as part of his campaign rollout, local media reported. AFP PHOTO

WASHINGTON: Former Texas governor Rick Perry announced he will run for the White House Thursday, throwing his hat into a very crowded Republican presidential field following his failed run in 2012.

The conservative ex-governor kicked off his campaign with a sleek campaign website featuring a high-tempo video promising to “do right and risk the consequences.”

The website touted the number of jobs created and times taxes were cut during Perry’s time in office in Texas. He plans a speech later Thursday at a small airport as part of his campaign rollout, local media reported.

Perry,65, who was the longest serving governor in Texas history, had a failed, gaffe-ridden presidential bid in 2012.


He now goes up against a long list of Republican hopefuls, none of whom are a clear front runner, polls show.

There are some 16 possible Republican candidates, and about five are bunched at the top of polls with around 10 percent support each, according to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Hillary Clinton is the early frontrunner in the Democratic field with no current close competition.

AFP

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  1. Juan Fernando Hernandez on

    This country needs a change and we need to do away with the ways the democratic party has handled this country. People should realize that the direction of this countryunder the democratic party has not worked out for America. Mr. Rick Perry has proven himself as a great leader and governor for the State of Texas. But the reality is that we not only need a candidate like Mr. Perry, but to vote for a congress that he can work with so that the legislation that he sees fit to correct the path of our great nation can be taken and let the results of his efforts take place. Nothing is a quick fix, but the programs like Obama Care that the democratic passed as a legislation is proof that we are not better off with the democratic party in power. It is time to let another party try to fix what is broken now! We need jobs here in America and not in other parts of the world. If we need to revise the free trade agreements, we should because our manufacturing is gone and so are the jobs people came looking for. Immigrants want the opportunity to have a great life, to work hard and make a good living. But they are coming and we already have a high unemployment rate, so why do we want or need more immigrants when we do not have enough jobs for the ones here already? America needs a change and I believe now the democratic party is not a good candidate for the job! WE NEED A CHANGE!