As I noted last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to make a “major announcement” today about his future plans.
The Texas Tribune speculates that Perry will announce that he doesn’t plan to seek reelection for governor:
Though he has stayed quiet about the contents of those plans, Perry is widely expected to announce that he will not seek an unprecedented fourth term as governor, likely clearing a path for Attorney General Greg Abbott to succeed him.
Small signs, like Abbott’s fundraising edge and little movement inside Perry’s campaign apparatus, have suggested that the governor may instead be prepping for another presidential run.
“Certainly, that’s an option out there,” Perry conceded yesterday on Fox News Sunday. “But again, we got a lot of work to do in [the state Capitol] over the course of the next couple of weeks that have my focus substantially more than even 2014 or 2016.”
There’s also the possibility that Perry may hint at possible plans for a presidential run in 2016. Whatever the announcement is, Perry plans to make his announcement at an event in San Antonio this afternoon. Stay tuned…
What do you think today’s announcement will be?