Texas Gov. Rick PerryRick PerryRepublicans see Becerra as next target in confirmation wars OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Five things to know about Texas's strained electric grid | Biden honeymoon with green groups faces tests | Electric vehicles are poised to aid Biden in climate fight Five things to know about Texas's strained electric grid MORE (R) wouldn’t rule out a 2016 presidential bid on Sunday.

On CNN’s "State of the Union," host Candy Crowley asked several governors whether they would rule out running for the White House. Perry was short and definitive in his answer.

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“No,” Perry said.

Others were more circumspect. Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMerrick Garland is right to prioritize domestic terrorism, but he'll need a bigger boat Trump reemerges to legacy being erased by Biden McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE (R) said that he remains focused on the job at hand.

“I haven’t spent one second thinking about any job another than the one I have been hired to do,” Pence said. “I am focused on Indiana.”

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) said that he was hopeful that Hillary Clinton, considered the Democrats’ front-runner for the White House in 2016, would jump into the race.

“I’m focused on Missouri and plus, Secretary Clinton, we’re hopeful that she gets in. So we will look forward to working with her, but we really do have a lot to get done in the next three years in the Show Me State,” Nixon said.

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) was more straightforward.

“I’m not going to be a candidate for president,” Malloy said.