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White House 2016: Rick Perry Launches Second Bid for US Presidential Nomination


Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has launched his second campaign to earn the Republican nomination for US president.

Rick Perry, 65, made the announcement by launching a new fundraising website.

This is Rick Perry’s second bid for the White House.Rick Perry 2016 campaign

His first was derailed by a very public moment of forgetfulness when in November 2011, he stumbled over the name of a government department he wanted to abolish, during a Republican debate.

Rick Perry dropped out of the race two months later, during a period that his wife Anita described this week as a “dark time”.

However, his supporters point to the economic successes of Texas under his leadership as evidence of his talents.

In 2014, Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury on charges of abusing his power, which he denies.

He will formally launch his campaign at a rally in Dallas on June 4.

Rick Perry becomes the 10th Republican to join the White House race, with several big names still to jump in.