Rick Perry announces 2016 presidential bid

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DALLAS — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his 2016 presidential bid Thursday, stressing his family’s military connections, his experience running his state and his optimistic vision for the future in his campaign pitch.

“I’m running for the presidency of the United States,” Perry said at a rally in Addison, Texas, adding earlier “we don’t have to settle for a world in chaos or an America that shrinks from its responsibilities.”

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