Report: Perry to announce future plans Monday

Report: Perry to announce future plans Monday

Report: Perry to announce future plans Monday

Print
Email
|

by CNN, Associated Press and MARK WIGGINS / KVUE News

Bio | Email | Follow: @MarkW_KVUE

kvue.com

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 2 at 3:43 PM

AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry has sent an email to friends and top fundraisers promising to reveal "exciting future plans" during an event Monday in San Antonio.

CNN reports it obtained a copy of a "Save the Date" email that says Perry "will be making an announcement around mid-day in San Antonio concerning his exciting future plans."

The message doesn't provide further details or even a location for the planned midday event, saying simply that more details will be forthcoming. But Perry has said he will soon announce if he plans to seek a fourth full term as governor next year.

In a January interview with KVUE's sister station WFAA, Perry identified the window for announcing his next major political step -- a window he has referenced repeatedly since then in response to questions concerning his future ambitions.
 
"June or July is that time frame which I will share with you what my future plans for 2014 are," Perry said in January.
 
CNN reports Perry was supposed to announce his 2014 plans this week, after the 83rd Texas Legislature's first special session, however now he's been forced to call a second special session.
 

He also hasn't ruled out a second run for president in 2016, after his previous bid for the GOP White House nomination fizzled in 2011. But Perry has also said he won't decide on that matter until later this year.

Whether it's running for a fourth term as governor or launching another shot at the presidency, Perry would likely face sharp political divides. Despite Perry's less than spectacular exit from the 2012 Republican presidential primary contest, longtime Texas politics watcher and Quorum Report editor Harvey Kronberg told KVUE in June Perry is still the state's most successful politician and has several things in his favor. 

"He's still the elder statesman of the Texas economic miracle. He's still given social conservatives virtually everything they've ever wanted. He's been on the cutting edge of hard-edge conservatism for the last 15 years," said Kronberg. "So on paper he still looks like a really good candidate."

Perry is already the longest-serving governor in Texas history and America's longest-sitting governor.
 

Print
Email
|
 
Texas and National Political News Video
More Video