Rick Perry 2014: Texas Governor Decides to Call it Quits

Trending In Our News Feeds Rick Perry to end streak as Texas governor. Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) announced Monday he will not run for a fourth term in 2014. “The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership,” he said. It looks like this won’t be the last we’ll see of Governor Perry, though: “Any future considerations I will announce in due time, and I will arrive at that decision appropriately,” he said. Rumors have already begun to fly that Perry will make a second presidential run in 2016. So who does that leave to take over the governor’s seat in Texas? The Washington Post predicts Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will be a shoo-in. PolicyMic pundit Jessica Huseman rounds up 8 reasons we won’t miss Governor Perry.

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