Republicans out of the race for president
Rick Perry, governor of TexasPerry dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 19 and returned home to Texas, where the failed White House candidate has three years left to serve as governor.
Perry ended his campaign where he launched it last August, when tea party and evangelical Christian leaders hailed him as a charismatic conservative and some early polls showed him as a front-runner for the Republican nomination. But soon after, Perry's verbal gaffes and poor debate performances sent his campaign into a tailspin from which it never recovered.
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