1/19/2012

And Then There Were Four: Perry Dropping Out Of Race

Posted by Brian
Even as Rick Perry is dropping out of the GOP Race and saying that he supports Newt Gingrich, another bombshell is being dropped - accusation by Newt's ex-wife that he wanted an "open" marriage, among other things. My question is: will Perry supporters actually shift their support to Newt now that these accusations are coming to light? Or does Rick Santorum get a double boost with Perry supporters shifting their allegiance AND Gingrich supporters fleeing his candidacy to put their support behind the only conservative left, in a race between Santorum, Romney, and Ron Paul?
It will be interesting to see how this develops.


FIRST ON CNN: Sources: Perry dropping out of GOP race


Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - 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 move comes two days before the South Carolina primary and hours before the final debate ahead of the voting, which will take place on CNN Thursday night.
The campaigns of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum reached out to the Perry campaign Thursday morning in an "aggressive effort" to get his endorsement, according to a source close to Perry.
Perry will indicate his support for Newt Gingrich but will not explicitly endorse him, a source with knowledge of Perry's decision told CNN.

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