May 27, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry changed his stance on Friday and said he will consider making a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

“I’m going to think about it,” Perry told reporters after he signed a bill requiring Texans to show photo identification to vote.

Perry had insisted repeatedly he would not seek the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama next year, although he has been urged to get in the race by party members unhappy with the current field.

Several high-profile Republicans have decided not to run in recent weeks, including Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.

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