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Rick Perry Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

Thu, June 4, 2015 12:59pm EDT by 1 Comment

Make way for Rick Perry! The 2016 Presidential Campaign got another candidate, as the former Texas Governor announced on June 4 that he will once again run for President!

Rick Perry has returned! The 65-year old politician, known for serving as the Governor of Texas for 15 years, is making another go at the White House. Rick announced on June 4 that he would seek the Presidency of the United States in 2016 when President Barack Obama finishes his second term!

Rick officially launched his campaign with a speech at the Addison Airport in Dallas, Texas on June 4. However, somebody let the cat out of the bag early. Whoops! Before Rick made his announcement, his website, rickperry.org, was re-launched with a campaign logo and a video that bragged his experience as governor as why he’d make a great president.

“If we’re going to revive this American dream again, we need a president who provides leadership that transcends the petty partisanship we’ve seen in the last few years. Someone that’s been tested. We need a president who tells the American people the truth.”

Standing in front of a group of American Veterans, Rick spoke about optimism and American values. He touted his tenure in leading “the world’s 12th largest economy,” before adding “our people are not the subjects of government, but instead government is subject to the people.”

Rick will seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 race. This isn’t the first time Rick ran for President. He had a memorable campaign in 2012, where he made plenty of mistakes during speeches and during televised debates, reports NPR. Still, you know what they say — if first you don’t succeed, try and try again!

2016 Presidential Candidates (So Far)

At this point, it’s almost a question of who ISN’T running for President in 2016. Rick joins an already packed field of Republican candidates: former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governors Mike Huckabee and George Pataki, plus current Senators Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have also announced they’re running. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is in the race, along with Senator  Bernie Sanders and former governors Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley.

Who are you voting for in 2016, HollywoodLifers?

— Jason Brow