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Rick Perry's Future Plans: July 2013 Announcement Reportedly Coming, Grover Norquist Behind 2016 Run

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Former Republican presidential candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

Almost a year removed from his 2012 presidential run, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is turning his attention to future elections.

Perry said on Monday that he is planning to "make an announcement" about "future political plans" in July 2013, according to a tweet from the Rio Grande Guardian.

Those plans may very well include a run for a fourth term as Texas governor. In late October, Perry's chief legislative aide, Ken Armbrister, leaked that path, the Texas Tribune reported.

Back in August, Perry told NBC News that he would "absolutely" consider another run for the White House. If a 2016 campaign is in his cards, he'll have at least one notable face in his corner. Anti-tax champion Grover Norquist expressed support for Perry as president on Wednesday.

Perry's 2012 chances came to a halt in January after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary. For the best and worst moments from his campaign, watch the video below.

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