Under Indictment, Rick Perry Announces His Losing 2016 Run [VIDEO]

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his 2016 presidential campaign on his website Thursday morning, hours before a planned kickoff event in Dallas. β€œI am running for president because I know our country’s best days are ahead of us,” the site reads. His 2012 campaign was promising, but derailed by a fatal mistake in a debate in which he couldn’t remember the names of the federal agencies he said he wanted to shut down. Perry is low in the polls and will have to fight through a crowded Republican field.