Governor Rick Perry – the longest-serving governor in Texas history and a former GOP presidential candidate – will not run for re-election in 2014, he announced Monday.
"I remain excited about the future and the challenges ahead," he said, "but the time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership."
Perry, who has not ruled out another presidential run, added that he will "pray and reflect and work to determine my own future path," during a San Antonio event with supporters billed last week as an announcement of "exciting future plans."
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