WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Monday released the following statement on Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement not to run for re-election:

“Gov. Perry led the Great State of Texas during a period that will forever be etched in history for unprecedented job creation and economic growth – his leadership has helped empower all Texans to pursue and achieve unlimited opportunity. We should all be grateful to Gov. Perry for the work he has done to keep Texas the most prosperous state in the nation.”