Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces the launch of his presidential campaign for the 2016 elections, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Addison,Texas. Perry opened his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, pledging to "end an era of failed leadership" and hoping this campaign will go better than his last one. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Former Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I’m running for presidency of the United States’

The governor who spent 14 years presiding over Texas launched his second bid for the Republican nomination on Thursday.