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:
- Gov. Rick Perry won’t seek fourth term in Texas
- Nine things we won’t miss about Rick Perry
- At least 51 dead, 435 hurt in clashes near pro-Morsi sit-in
- White House under fire for Egypt policy
- George W. Bush: Immigration reform making progress in Congress
- Lawmakers return to face immigration and student loan issues
- Lautenberg’s family picks Pallone over Booker in special election to fill NJ seat
- Pentagon furloughs begin for 650K civilian workers
- Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized
- Kansas law thrusts Iowa insurer into gun debate
- New York Post welcomes Spitzer back with nod to prostitution scandal
- Former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer running for NYC controller