Will Rick Perry Run For President

07.20.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Another major Republican could be entering the race for president. Texas Governor Rick Perry said Tuesday he will decide by the end of summer if he will jump into the race. At a press conference Tuesday, he said he felt called to politics. Reporters then probed for a possible presidential candidacy announcement. He replied, "There's a lot of different ways to be called -- my mother may call me for dinner."

Perry is pro-business, pro-life, pro-smaller government, and very popular with Christian conservatives. Next month, he plans to lead a day of prayer at a stadium in Houston. He said, "We need God's help. that's why i'm calling on Americans to pray and fast like Jesus did." The governor faces a lawsuit from an athiest group because of his outspooken faith.

Come late summer, all eyes will be on Perry as he makes his decision.