Breaking... 'Rick Perry to Drop Out Of Presidential Race Today'... Says Several Reports

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 11:44am.



Texas Gov. Rick Perry will drop out of the presidential race on Thursday, several news outlets are reporting. The news was first reported by CNN. Politico says he will endorse Newt Gingrich.

Peter Hamby from CNN reports:

Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid Thursday for the Republican presidential nomination, two sources familiar with his plans told CNN. The Texas governor will make the announcement before the CNN debate in South Carolina, the sources said.

The Associated Press and the New York Times are also reporting the same thing. According to the New York Times, "he wanted to avoid a last-place finish in South Carolina."

Perry is expected to address the decision at a press conference in North Charleston, S.C. at 11 am ET.


Madeleine Morgenstern - January 19, 2012 - TheBlaze


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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 11:44am.