Perry Will Run, Unnamed Strategist Tells Wall Street Journal

An unnamed GOP strategist tells The Wall Street Journal that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to run for president, providing even more fuel for Perry 2012 speculation, as it appears more and more likely that Perry could run. WSJ's James Freeman reports:

A Republican campaign veteran tells us that Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided to run for President, though the official word from Team Perry is still a definite maybe.

Our normally reliable Republican source reports that Mr. Perry has surveyed the field and decided to get in the race later this summer, perhaps around the time of the national prayer meeting that Mr. Perry is hosting on August 6 at a Houston football stadium.

Freeman does not identify the strategist as being connected with Perry's campaign, so the source very well could be misinformed. Then again, when politicians have unannounced plans, those plans sometimes leak through unnamed strategists who don't work for them.

Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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