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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Perry’s heir-apparent says no announcement yet

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokesman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he’s not making any big announcements this week now that Gov. Rick Perry has made his future plans clear.

Abbott has been Perry’s heir-apparent for years, he was just waiting for Perry to make clear on Monday that he will not seek re-election.

The attorney general congratulated Perry for his years of service and praised him for creating the “best business climate in the nation.”

Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott will “make his intentions clear in the coming weeks.”

Abbott is scheduled to begin a statewide tour to meet and greet voters on Sunday, starting in San Antonio. Then he will visit Houston in Monday and other cities later.

Abbott is expected to run for governor in 2014.

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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