Rick Perry Drops Out of GOP Race

Texas Governor Rick Perry said he "gave full of myself for a cause worth of this country"

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:55 AM PDT
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Rick Perry Drops Out of GOP Race

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Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media at Hyatt Place Thursday.

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Republican Rick Perry says he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich.

The Texas governor announced his decision Thursday at a news conference in South Carolina, two days before the state's primary.

Perry said he concluded there was no "viable path forward" for him in the race. He praised Gingrich as a "conservative visionary."

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