Texas Gov. Rick Perry told reporters today that he would not be distracted by talk of him as a potential 2012 Republican presidential contender.
Perry has repeatedly denied he was considering a presidential run, but on Thursday he pleaded more pressing concerns.
"I’ve got a legislative session that’s substantially more important to the people of the state of Texas and to me," he said, as reported by the The Texas Tribune.
Perry was asked by a reporter if he considered it flattering that radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh spent 20 minutes talking about him as a possible candidate.
"I try not to be distracted by any of it," he said.
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