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Feb 12, 2015 3:03 PM

Rick Perry: What I've learned since 2012


CONCORD - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry knows his 2012 campaign experience was a hard lesson in presidential politics that he's taking with him as he draws closer to another run in 2016.

In an interview with NH1 Radio, Perry said he learned that "12 years of being the governor of a major state is not enough.

"You have to be well versed in both monetary, domestic, foreign policies. I've spent the last two years in deep preparation."

Perry was in New Hampshire wrapping up a two-day visit that saw him speak to groups in Bedford, Portsmouth and Dover.

Perry's 2012 Presidential campaign never really got off the ground in New Hampshire. After a series of rocky performances in debates leading up to the Iowa caucus, Perry never made a serious effort in New Hampshire and suspended his campaign just before the South Carolina primary.

Perry said if he does run, he won't short shrift New Hampshire voters a second time.

"One thing I learned about the Granite Staters is that they want to see you often", Perry said. "2 or 3 times isn't enough."

Perry said he expects to make a decision on his 2016 plans by May.


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