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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) ** FILE **

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

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Rick Perry will be Iowa all week appearing at multiple public events; he plans to reveal his White House intentions on June 4.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) ** FILE **

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a Republican Leadership Summit, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a breakfast meeting, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) ** FILE **

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry responds to a question from a moderator on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 27, 2015. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with area business leaders, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Bedford, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hopeful that his next try at the GOP presidential nomination will be a far smoother affair than his 2012 attempt, in which he infamously forgot the name of one federal agency he would eliminate if elected. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature in Austin, Texas. As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters’ contempt for that most dirty of political words: “Washington.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry pumps his fist as he walks on stage during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry pumps his fist as he walks on stage during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Gov. Rick Perry addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Perry used his farewell speech Thursday to call for greater bipartisanship and political compromise. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is stepping down in January after 14 years in Austin, said that although voters sent a message of approval to GOP state leaders, the electorate's favor must nonetheless be earned. (Associated Press)