Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has launched his second campaign to earn the Republican nomination for US president.
Rick Perry, 65, made the announcement by launching a new fundraising website.
His first was derailed by a very public moment of forgetfulness when in November 2011, he stumbled over the name of a government department he wanted to abolish, during a Republican debate.
Rick Perry dropped out of the race two months later, during a period that his wife Anita described this week as a “dark time”.
However, his supporters point to the economic successes of Texas under his leadership as evidence of his talents.
In 2014, Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury on charges of abusing his power, which he denies.
He will formally launch his campaign at a rally in Dallas on June 4.
Rick Perry becomes the 10th Republican to join the White House race, with several big names still to jump in.