Shortly after reports surfaced suggesting that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is considering a potential presidential bid in 2012, his spokesman said he's not.
"Nothing has changed," Mark Miner told National Journal in an e-mail. "The governor has no intention of running for president."
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Miner's statement came after the governor sparked a flurry of renewed media speculation over his intentions by telling Austin reporters who asked him about a presidential race: "I'm going to think about it."
Said Miner in his e-mail: "The governor thinks about a lot of issues."
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