After weeks of hints, Rick Perry said Friday he will consider a run for the GOP presidential nomination.
"I'm going to think about it," the Texas governor told reporters at a bill signing in Austin today, per the Austin American Statesman. "But," he added, "I think about a lot of things."
As The Ticket previously reported, Perry declined to rule out a presidential bid in a press conference earlier this week—a notable shift after he insisted for months he wouldn't run in 2012.
Perry's name has been floated by several high-profile conservatives, including Rush Limbaugh, in recent weeks as Mitch Daniels another potential 2012 hopefuls have opted against campaigns.
If Perry launch a campaign, the decision could make things a bit awkward with Newt Gingrich's campaign, which is being helmed by Rob Johnson--a longtime strategist to Perry who reportedly went to work for Gingrich because he thought Perry wouldn't run.
(Photo of Perry: Harry Cabluck/AP)