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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 10:46 AM

70. AND... he's probably no longer running to be governor of Texas.


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BREAKING NEWS: Armstrong to Run for Governor of Texas

Written by Bob Cullinan
Friday, 01 April 2011


We now know why Lance Armstrong really retired.

In an early-morning announcement today on the steps of the Texas state capitol in Austin, the seven-time Tour de France winner declared himself a candidate for Governor of the state of Texas, just six weeks after his second retirement from the sport of professional cycling.

"I have a deep abiding love for the people and the potential of this state and this country," Armstrong said, "And when I see Governor Rick Perry threating to pull Texas out of the United States, I simply can not sit back and let that happen."

Armstrong went on to say that he will initiate a petition to recall Perry, who was elected to a third term in November of 2010. Perry's governorship is set to expire in early 2015, but Armstrong vowed to make sure Perry does not serve-out his full term.

"Rick Perry has made Texas the laughing stock of America, with his rants and raves against the Health Care Reform Act, and his threats of secession," Armstrong said. "Because of my work with the Livestrong Foundation, and my dedication to fighting cancer across America, I feel it is my duty to challenge Governor Perry's ignorant, narrow-minded view of how we Americans should treat and take care of one another."

If the recall effort is successful, Armstrong believes he can fill the void left by the absence of Perry. "I know Texas...Texas knows me...and I can assure you that as your Governor, I will make the health of all Texans my number one priority. And I will do it in a way that preserves our allegiance to the United States of America."

Armstrong would not say whether he would run for Governor as a Republican or a Democrat, chosing instead to say, "I will run as a Texan. That's all you need to know."

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