AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has undergone minor surgery, a procedure that was scheduled months ago.
A spokesman for the governor said "everything went well" during Friday's surgery to correct a recurring back ailment.
The operation will have no impact on the governor's ability to fulfill his duties. The 61-year-old governor is an avid runner and in good health.
Perry has said he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012. He returned from a trip to California on Thursday night, where he met with potential donors in Beverly Hills and with lawmakers who started a "Draft Rick Perry for President" campaign.