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Perry asking Obama to reconsider disaster declaration for Texas

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Texas - Governor Rick Perry has sent a letter to President Obama to appeal the denial of major disaster declaration for Texas in the wake of this year's devastating wildfires.

Perry says the state continues to be impacted by the worst wildfire season in years.

He urged the president to reconsider and approve the request for federal assistance, calling it a "federal duty."

A White House spokesperson says the Obama Administration has already provided at least 25 Wildfire Management Assistance grants to the state.