Texas Governor Perry announces US presidential bid

August 14th, 2011 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Texas Governor Rick Perry Saturday announced his intention to run for the office of the US president, Xinhua reported.

At a conservative gathering in Charleston, Perry touted his economic achievements in Texas, which created more than one million jobs in the decade he led the state.

The 51-year-old Republican also directed criticism at President Barack Obama, casting him as a failure of leadership who has diminished the standing of the US and its economic prospects.

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