It's official--Governor Rick Perry has decided against seeking another term.
"The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership" the Governor saiid during an appearance Monday during a stop in San Antonio. For now, the Governor said his immediate plan is to focus on finishing the job he was elected to do.
"I will spend the next 18 months working to create more jobs, opportunity, and innovation. I will actively lead this great state" Perry said, adding " I will also pray and reflect and work to determine my own future path."
While there has been plenty of speculation over whther that path might include another White House bid--the Governor isn't quite ready to tell us just yet.
"Any future considerations I will announce in due time--and I will arrive at that decision appropriately" the Governor said.