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August 08, 2011


Perry to Announce Bid Saturday

Politico breaks the news that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will announce his intention to run for president in a speech on South Carolina on Saturday, the same day as the rest of the political world is focused on the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa.

"It's uncertain whether Saturday will mark a formal declaration, but Perry's decision to disclose his intentions the same day as the Ames straw poll -- and then hours later make his first trip to New Hampshire -- will send shockwaves through the race and upend whatever results come out of the straw poll... Whether the Ames winner is Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty or someone else, they will immediately have to compete for Perry for attention in the aftermath of his kickoff."












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