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Texas Gov. Rick Perry to announce political future Monday in San Antonio

Perry to make announcement at Holt Cat equipment dealership

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SAN ANTONIO - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in San Antonio Monday to make a big announcement concerning his future as the state’s chief executive.

Gov. Perry will make the announcement at Holt Cat, a Caterpillar equipment dealership, at 1 p.m. (KSAT.com will livestream the announcement, click here to view it.)

During a nationally televised interview Sunday morning, Perry would not release any details concerning his visit.

“I’ll just give you a little advice. Tomorrow in San Antonio I'll announce my plans and at that particular point in time we can expand on that," Perry told John Roberts on Fox News Sunday.

One of the many people waiting for Perry’s announcement is Curt Nelson, chairman of the Republican Party of Bexar County.

Nelson said he has no clue what Perry will say, but he takes pride that the governor chose San Antonio to make the announcement.

“He's made a number of major announcements in San Antonio in the past so it's consistent with what he's done,” Nelson said. “We're San Antonio proud so we're delighted he's going to be here to make the announcement.”

The 2014 general election features 65 races for county and state offices.

If Perry decides not to seek a fourth term, six out of nine elected executive offices will be up for grabs, including governor, attorney general, and comptroller.

“There's a lot of strong talented leaders across the state of Texas, so that's exciting for the state. I think that's certainly exciting for the republican party,” Nelson said. “I think it presents opportunities for many people.” 

As for a bid for the presidency in 2016, Perry would only said it’s a possibility.

“That's an option out there, but, again, we got a lot of work to do…over the course of the next couple of weeks that have my focus substantially more than even 2014 or 2016."


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