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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks as supporters including retired Navy SEAL and "Lone Survivor" author Marcus Luttrell, far left, stand behind him Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Addison, Texas. Perry announced that he will run for president in 2016.(Credit: Getty Images / Ron Jenkins)

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Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. After poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Perry dropped out of the race Jan. 19 -- three days before the South Carolina primary. He left office in January 2015, and launched his 2016 campaign on June 4, 2015.

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