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Perry Announces Candidacy

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Rick Perry speaks in Dallas to a gathering of state Republican officials from across the country for the Republican National Committee on May 16, 2011.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his candidacy at the RedState Gathering in South Carolina, a convention of conservative bloggers. "It is time to get America working again,” said Perry. "I declare to you today as a candidate for president of the United States.” He also took the opportunity to attack President Obama, promising to repeal his “misguided” health-care reform immediately. “Mr. President, you cannot win the future by selling America off to foreign creditors,” said Perry.