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First Word: Gov. Rick Perry not running for 4th term

Cue Wendy Davis?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. A slate of important conservative leaders are slated to speak during the the American Conservative Union's...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. A slate of...

Cue Wendy Davis? Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided not to seek a fourth term in office.  The conservative Republican announced his decision Monday, telling supporters “The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership.”

A recent PPP Poll found about 60% of Texans wanted to the governor to step aside.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Perry famously responded with an “oops” during a Republican debate after forgetting the names of all the federal departments he vowed to shut down.

Here's a look at the headlines shaping tonight's rundown: