Rick Perry
Republican presidential hopeful Perry, former governor of Texas, addressing an economic summitReuters

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced his intention to launch a second campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Perry, who ran for nomination against Mitt Romney four years ago, is due to formally launch his 2016 campaign at Addison Airport outside Dallas in an 11:30 (CDT) speech, CNN reported.

The 14-year Texas governor released a video early this morning (4 June) on his personal website, which now carries a "Perry President" banner.

Appearing in a recorded stump speech, he said: "If we're going to revive this American dream again we need a president who provides leadership that transcends the petty partisanship we've seen in the last few years.

"We need a president who bridges the partisan divide rather than widen -- who brings people together. We must do right and risk the consequences."

At the event at Addison International Perry will be joined on the podium by a number of military veterans, including Navy Seals and Taya Kyle the widow of late Chris Kyle, the subject of Clint Eastwood's controversial blockbuster American Sniper.

Perry emerged as an instant frontrunner in the 2012 Republican campaign to take on Democratic president Barrack Obama.

However, a series of gaffes including a disastrous debate showing saw Perry's support plummet.

Since 2012 the 65-year-old has undergone something of a rehabilitation. He has shed his cowboy boots and taken to wearing thick-rimmed black glasses.