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Video: Rick Perry Announces Presidential Run

2:35 PM, Aug 13, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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In South Carolina today, Texas governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. “I will work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your lives as I can, and free our families, small businesses and states from a burdensome and costly federal government so they can create, innovate and succeed,” Perry said at a gathering sponsored by the conservative website RedState. “With the help and courage of the American people, we will get our country working again.”

Rick Perry photo portrait, August 28, 2004

You can watch Perry's 23-minute speech here.

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