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Texas Gov. Perry to forgo re-election bid

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For Texas, it’s the end of an error. Gov. Rick Perry, who became governor before the inventions of the iPod, hybrid cars, and YouTube, will forgo re-election while not closing the door for a second run for president. Perry might be moving on, but he’s leaving behind a legacy as a radical free-marketeer who never governed anything he didn’t want to privatize.


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