Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn’t make a formal announcement of his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2016 during a speech at a lunch sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
While the rest of the country struggled to recover from the recession, the economy in Texas has been on fire. Thanks to a boom in horizontal drilling and fracking, the state’s oil output has more than doubled over the past three years to 3.18 million barrels per day—a level not seen since 1976.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing the early waters for a possible 2016 presidential campaign during a swing through New Hampshire this week, but doesn’t plan to make a final decision on a run until at least May, according to The Associated Press.
As I noted below, Jim Ho and Prerak Shah (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) and I have filed an amicus brief on behalf of 14 scholars, former judges, and former prosecutors (liberal, conservative, and moderate) arguing that the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry should be dismissed.