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AP: Rick Perry Spokesman Confirms He'll Run

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The Associated Press is reporting that a "spokesman" for Rick Perry has confirmed the Texas Governor will announce his intentions to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Here's the copy from the AP wire:

   AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president.      That's the word from Perry spokesman Mark Miner.      Miner is telling The Associated Press that Perry will announce his intentions to run for the GOP nomination on Saturday as he visits early primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire.      Perry's candidacy is likely to shake the GOP field.     The governor's announcement that he's entering the race will come two days after a debate in Iowa and on the same day that his rivals participate in a test vote in the leadoff caucus state.

Of course, such an announcement would come as no big surprise. Gov. Perry all but admitted to Time Magazine he intends to make that announcement in South Carolina on Saturday. KUT's Ben Philpott will be in Charleston to cover the event.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.