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Posted October 2, 2011
Rick Perry

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Governor of Texas

“It is time to get America working again and that’s why with the support of my family and the unwavering belief of the goodness of America I declare for you today that I’m a candidate for President of the United States.”


Age: 61

Birthplace: Paint Creek, Texas

Family: Anita Thigpen Perry (wife); Children: Griffin and Sydney

Alma mater: Bachelor’s degree, Texas A&M University, 1972

Religion: Methodist

Current job: Governor; chairman, Republican Governors Association

Previous experience: Has never run for president


ABC NEWS Video: Perry announces presidential bid, Aug. 13, 2011.


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