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Chris Christie not in 2012 race: So now Rick Perry praises him

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he will not run for president, prompting this praise from Texas Gov. Rick Perry--now that a potential rival is eliminated....



AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's announcement earlier today:


"Chris Christie is a friend, a great governor and rising star in the Republican Party. I'm sure this was an exciting and stressful process for Chris, Mary Pat and his family, but I know they have a bright, successful future ahead of them. Gov. Christie will be a strong asset for the Republican Party as we work to build a national movement to get America working again, reduce the influence of Washington in our lives, and defeat President Obama next year."

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