Texas Gov. Rick Perry is starting to sound a lot like a presidential candidate. In a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on Saturday, Perry called for turning more power over to state governments and touched on a number of presidential-candidate talking points. He brought attention to the job growth in Texas during his tenure, and cited his ability to lower taxes and balance the budget. Until the last few weeks, Perry had said he wasn't considering a run for the White House, but lately he's been telling reporters that he's “thinking about it.” He was accompanied in New Orleans by his longtime political adviser, Dave Carney, who resigned from the imploding New Gingrich campaign earlier this month.
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