CNN: Republican Perry to drop US presidential campaign

By REUTERS
January 19, 2012 16:26

WASHINGTON - Texas Governor Rick Perry was poised to drop his run for the Republican US presidential nomination later on Thursday, CNN reported.

Perry entered the race in August and briefly was at the front of the pack of Republican candidates, but a series of gaffes and controversial statements during the campaign undermined his standing in polls. CNN cited two unnamed sources in saying Perry would drop his candidacy later on Thursday.


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