Inside Intelligence: About That Homecoming...

Now what? This week, we asked the insiders what Gov. Rick Perry's re-entry into state politics will be like (and, it should be noted, collected these answers just before the governor dropped out of the presidential race).

Almost all of them — 89 percent — said he'll remain in office, finishing a term as governor that's not scheduled to end until January 2015. But two-thirds of the insiders said the governor's power has been diminished.

Specifically, 44 percent said his unsuccessful run will decrease his power over state government. About as many said it would have no effect ...

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