Rick Perry abandons bid for presidency

(AP) - 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,

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2012, 4:36 PM

Updated 4,473 days ago

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Rick Perry abandons bid for presidency
(AP) - 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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