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Governor Perry won’t seek fourth term in Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Governor Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, announced Monday he will not seek a fourth full term in office next year, but he did not say whether another run for the White House in 2016 could be next.

Perry was considered a champion of conservative social activism long before the Tea Party was born. He oversaw the ‘‘Texas Miracle’’ job-creation boom and became the state’s most powerful governor since Reconstruction.

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