The Republican field is about to get a bit stirred up on Saturday as source within the Perry staff have leaked that the Texas Governor will be announcing his presidential bid at the Red State conference this weekend.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make “a definitive announcement that he is in the 2012 race for the presidency Saturday,” aides told Fox News.

The language is significant. For several days the Perry camp has said he would signal his intentions and announce later.

“This is it,” the sources explain. No exploratory committee, no more deliberation.

Perry will spend most of next week on the road officially campaigning.

Team Perry acknowledges they had only been hinting about a run earlier, but now tells Fox News first that Saturday is the official launch.

Perry will almost immediately become one of the GOP frontrunners according to polls, he probably has the most well-rounded support of any of the candidates for the nomination. But many have jumped into the race as a frontrunner and quickly faded from view when voters learn more about them.  
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