Everyone seems to be throwing in their bid for president, from Hilary Clinton to Ted Cruz to Rand Paul. Now another competitor has decided to try and win the office.
According to Ivan Ong on Thursday, former governor of Texas Rick Perry made the announcement that would be running for the presidential election for 2016. He posted the news on his website and will be making a formal speech announcement later on in Addison, Texas. This comes after Perry ran for the GOP nomination in the 2012 election but was unable to do so, with Mitt Romney winning the GOP.
Perry was the state’s longest serving governor, serving from 2000 to 2015 and was credited for creating well over a million new jobs in the private sector during his long tenure. He was also a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1972 to 1977. Perry stated on his website video that his run for office will be about what voters see gets done rather than what candidates and officials say they’ve done or are going to do.
He also added that he grew up in an isolated town in Texas in a home with few utilities and said that nobody would be able to cater to and connect with the blue collar workers better than he could, since he was very familiar with that kind of lifestyle.