CHARLESTON | January 19, 2012
The Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, is expected to announce the suspension of his candidacy Thursday, two days before the South Carolina primary where he trails a distant fifth behind the other GOP candidates. A press conference in North Charleston will be held by Perry at 11 a.m. EST where he’ll make the announcement.
After a weak finish in Iowa’s caucuses, Perry almost end his candidacy then, but was urged on by his wife and his supporters. However, current polling indicates a similar finish for Perry in South Carolina indicating little hope for the Texas Governor in his presidential aspirations. Apparently, stumbling performances in early debates proved too much to overcome.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, “with Perry out of the race, his support, though only in the mid-single digits, could prove helpful to Newt Gingrich, who has been surging in recent opinion surveys.”
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