Via the Dallas Morning News:
Former Gov. Rick Perry has chosen Dallas to officially declare his second run for the Republican presidential nomination in three weeks. For months Perry has said that he would announce his decision in May or June. But his constant travel to the early contest states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida has left little doubt of his intentions. Perry joins a burgeoning field of contenders, including fellow Texan Sen. Ted Cruz. The announcement was made via the Twitter account of his wife, Anita. Unlike four years ago, when he rushed into the contest after seeing he could raise quick money and was leading in polls, Perry enters this contest as an underdog. He is polling in single digits, but again unlike his last run, he has spent more than a year in preparation.
Things are wide open now that John Bolton isn’t running! (Tipped by JMG reader Adam)