Perry Talks Campaign Strategy on Austin TV

Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry was at KVUE in Austin today when news broke of his intentions to run for president. Perry told the ABC affiliate he made the decision back in July. Sounding chipper, he offered hints about what the campaign would be about.

"The issue of this campaign will be about how to get America working again," Perry said. "There's not a state that can get close to the job creation that's occurred in the state of Texas."

The governor is scheduled to announce his intentions to run for the GOP presidential nomination on Saturday during his appearance at the RedState Gathering in Charleston, S.C.

"My hope is that in four years, people will look at us and say, 'You know what? They made Washington less consequential in our lives.' I think that's what Americans are looking for."

Watch the video below and stay tuned.

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