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Rick Perry confirms he's 'preparing' to run for president

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is gearing up for a 2016 White House bid, though he's still not sure whether he'll ultimately join the race.

"I'm preparing," he told New Hampshire Journal Monday. "I think that's the best answer I can give you. In the next five to six months I will make that decision and appropriately so."

Perry's 2012 presidential campaign quickly unfolded amid a series of "oops" moments. He said earlier this year that should he run in 2016, he'll be more prepared.