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Perry Not 'Distracted' by 2012 Talk


Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the 2011 CPAC conference in February.(Chet Susslin)

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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