Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce his presidential candidacy June 4 in Dallas.
Perry, looking to erase the memory of his failed 2012 campaign, will announce in his home state at a midday event, according to an invitation sent out Friday morning by the former governor and his wife Anita. It was first reported by Texas Tribune and confirmed by McClatchy.
Perry enters a crowded GOP field which includes Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a competitor for the evangelical right audience that has supported the former governor in the past.
He has lost some donor support this year, partly due to his poor 2012 performance and also to questions about his indictment for abuse of power - which he says is baseless and politically motivated.
But Perry is a beloved figure in some Texas circles and Dallas will be a welcoming venue for him. In 2012, he announced his campaign in South Carolina.