Perry flirting with running

Posted: June 15, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry flirted again Tuesday with the idea of running for president, saying he still had time to think about joining a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination.

The three-term governor told Fox News he needed to go through "a thought process" before making a decision about whether to run. "I'm not sure you have to make a decision in a month," he said.

Perry would bring conservative bona fides, a proven fundraising record, and a fresh voice to a field in which many conservatives are looking for an alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.

Several high-level staffers also recently left Newt Gingrich's campaign. A few previously worked for Perry in Texas, fueling speculation they would return to help him run a national campaign.

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