AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he wishes he could serve with the group of Republicans elected to statewide office Tuesday.READ MORE: Texas Native Nick Jonas Healing 'Cracked Rib' After Bike Accident
Perry is leaving office after 14 years as Texas governor. He’ll be replaced by Attorney General Greg Abbott, who beat State Sen. Wendy Davis by a decisive margin Tuesday.
Speaking at Abbott’s victory party, Perry called Tuesday’s Republican sweep of statewide offices a “little bittersweet.” He touted his own accomplishments and said governors of other states were jealous of Texas.
Raising his voice, Perry called out that under Abbott, “things are going to get even better.”READ MORE: Attorneys Say The Biden Administration Has Made Concessions To Ease Asylum Restrictions
Perry did not run for a fourth full term. He’s been traveling during his last months in office to key states for a potential second run for the White House in 2016.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
[display-posts category=”news,sports” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”5″]MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Recover What Could Be The Weapon Used To Kill 4-Year-Old Cash Gernon