Speculation Mounts as Decision Nears for Perry

Republican Gov. Rick Perry is on the verge of deciding whether or not to run for re-election, and speculation is mounting that he will step aside and make Attorney General Greg Abbott his likely successor.

It’s too early to say anything even remotely definitive. And people close to Perry, who has a long and colorful history of making sudden and unexpected decisions about his future, warn that he could jump in with both feet at any moment. Either way a decision is near: Perry told Bloomberg, for a story that ran Wednesday, that he would make his intentions known before ...

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