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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance Veterans' Day program at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Charles Slate) LOCAL PRINT OUT (MYRTLE BEACH HERALD OUT, HORRY INDEPENDENT OUT, CAROLINA FOREST CHRONICLE, GEORGETOWN TIMES OUT)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, attorney David Botsford listen during a pretrial hearing on felony abuse of power charges in the 390th District Court at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Austin, Texas. An Austin grand jury indicted Perry in August. The charges stem from his carrying out a threat to veto state funding for public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, Pool)

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks Governor-elect Greg Abbott's victory celebration in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Mengwen Cao)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a conservative rally in Smithfield, N.C., in this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry answers questions during a news conference to discuss Texas’ Ebola prevention efforts, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Perry has joined calls for an air travel ban from countries hit the hardest by Ebola. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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With the intense media coverage of two Ebola cases in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry has risen to the opportunity and in the polls. (Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at an energy summit in October. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, arrives at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center for booking, in Austin, Texas, in this Aug. 19, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks to local residents while campaigning for 1st Congressional District candidate Rod Blum, right, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) **FILE**

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contender: Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a GOP picnic in Chichester, New Hampshire. Despite a disappointing finish in the 2012 Republican presidential field — and his recent legal issues — Mr. Perry is making visits to the states of the earliest primaries. (associated press photographs)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lawyers are claiming that his vetoing of funds for the state's public corruption unit falls under First Amendment protections. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a GOP picnic, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Chichester, N.H. It was Perry's second day visiting the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers another run for president. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Image: Rick Perry PAC

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, despite his earlier troubles this week, has been on a roll, with the media hot on his trail. (Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry gestures as he speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, about that he would be open to sending U.S. combat forces to Iraq to fight the deadly Islamic state after its attacks on a Christian minority and the beheading of an American journalist and border security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)