Monday on The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak talked about Rick Perry's official announcement for president and his chances for rising to top-tier status in the running. Perry's announcement is scheduled for June 4th.

Mackowiak also covered the 84th Texas Legislature, talking about items on the agenda that may or may not pass, including campus and open carry, school choice and tax cuts. On entities that will be held responsible for campus carry and school choice not passing, Mackowiak said,

I think it's very clear the House will get the blame for not passing those two things.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video box above.

Matt Mackowiak, co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas:

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