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Sun August 19, 2012
Perry Seeking Another Term As Texas Governor?
Gov. Rick Perry has replenished his depleted campaign war chest since he abandoned his presidential bid in January. This has fueled speculation that the longest-serving governor in Texas history will seek yet another term in 2014.
Perry raised nearly $2 million from the start of the year through June — even after a series of gaffes during his White House run left his political future looking murky.
He now has about $3.3 million cash-on-hand. This is slightly more than what he had midway through 2008, two years before he waged a successful primary battle against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Meanwhile, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is widely believed to have gubernatorial aspirations, has raised $3 million this year. In all, Abbott has $14.5 million.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.