Rick Perry

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his presidential bid Thursday morning, making it the second time that he will run for president.

In a video on his website that features several Washington monuments, Texas scenery and Perry meeting and greeting different people, he says that he is the person the country needs to "revive the American dream."

Gone are the signature cowboy boots. His new accessory is a pair of black-rimmed glasses. Through is video he implores the American people to support him as he tries to make the United States "new again."

"You see a lot of candidates will say the right things. Whether it's about the border, whether it's about taxes, whether it's about spending, but we need a president who has done the right thing," Perry says in the video. "We need a president who bridges the partisan divide rather than widens."

One of Perry's most notable moments during his 2012 bid was when he forgot which three government agencies he would disassemble if he were to become president. It later became known as his "oops" moment.

He later told CNN that the awkward moment was "very humbling" for him. "But that's not necessarily bad," he said. "I judge people on how do you react after a failure."

After dropping out of the 2012 race due to a poor performance in the Iowa caucuses, Perry backed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. His last few months in office, however, were shrouded with controversy after he was indicted in August 2014. He was accused of abusing his official powers by threatening to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

He called the investigation "outrageous" and had his attorneys push to have the indictment dismissed. 

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