Report: Rick Perry expected to jump in this summer

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The governor who leads the state that has created more jobs than all the other states combined in the last few years will run for president, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Rumors have swirled for months that Texas Governor Rick Perry will get into the race. According to the WSJ’s “normally reliable Republican source,” Perry will throw his hat into the ring this summer.

The decision reportedly comes as a response to the weak Republican field and the fact that GOP front-runner Mitt Romney “does not reflect the Republican Party.”

Despite the WSJ source’s assertion, Perry campaign David Carney vociferously denied the report.

“It seems everyone with a cell phone number that begins with 512 is a Perry insider and knows firsthand what we’re thinking. This nonstop misinformed speculation is threatening to surpass football as the number one spectator sport in Texas,” Carney wrote in an email when contacted by TheDC. “Nothing has changed in terms of the time table that was laid out by the Governor. You don’t jump in the pond until you know where the rocks are and how deep the water is.”

Perry has indicated that he is seriously considering a run for president, but will take his time to decide.

“[I am thinking about] the cost both physically, mentally and what this does to me, my family, and what have ya,” Perry said on Fox News last week. “We’ll go through that, give it the appropriate thought. We have some time.”

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