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Texas governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said making another White House bid is "certainly" "an option."

“Well, certainly, that’s an option out there,” Perry said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked whether 2016 was on the table. "We got a lot to do in this building right behind me [the Texas State Capitol] over the course of the next couple of weeks that have my focus substantially more than even 2014 or 2016."

Perry, who has scheduled a news conference for Monday where he is expected to announce whether he'll seek a fourth gubernatorial term, has been in the news as the Texas legislature has battled over an abortion bill.

He dismissed poll results showing that Texas Republican primary voters much preferred Sen. Ted Cruz over him in a hypothetical 2016 race.

“Polling for an election that’s better than two years off is I suppose good for polling companies, but frankly it’s not much good, and I don’t get distracted by those," Perry said. "Politics will play itself out over the next two-and-a-half years before 2016 shows up."



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