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article imageRick Perry to drop out of GOP race Thursday

By Sean Fraser     Jan 19, 2012 in Politics
Charleston - Texas governor Rick Perry has decided to end his bid for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, according to several sources.
CNN.com is reporting that Rick Perry will announce that he is bowing out of the presidential race on Thursday. He will make the announcement before the debate this evening in Charleston, S.C.
This news comes in the wake of a statement by Perry's campaign spokesperson Mark Miner in an MSNBC.com article stating that "pundits are not going to decide this race, the people of SC are going to decide this race. We have no intention of leaving the race ... We are staying in the race until the primary."
Rick Perry assumed the Texas governorship after George W. Bush left for the White House, and won his own gubernatorial elections in 2002, 2006, and 2010. Perry's political career spans almost 30 years, beginning in 1984 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat. He jumped to the Republican ship in 1989, and was elected Agricultural Commissioner.
Perry's presidential campaign has been full of controversy as well as several verbal blunders at debates, including this big one at the debate in Rochester, Michigan, where he forgot the three government agencies he wanted to shut down in order to reduce spending.
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