- The Washington Times - Monday, March 24, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry did not rule out another run for the White House during a televised interview on Monday.

But he didn’t announce any grand plans ahead of 2016, either.

“I’m going to keep the options open,” he told Fox Business Network’s Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo. “I’m going to be focused on being as competitive a governor as I can through January of 2015.”

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Mr. Perry, who is winding down his 14-year tenure in Austin, had to drop out of the GOP presidential primary race for president in 2012 after he failed to pick up wins in the early states and, in a debate, famously couldn’t remember the third government agency he would shut down if he became president.