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Friday, September 11, 2015

First casualty of 2016: Rick Perry quits GOP primary

Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 4:39 PM

click to enlarge OOPS: Rick Perry calls it quits. - WIKIPEDIA
  • OOPS: Rick Perry calls it quits.

Well, there's one down. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, according to multiple news sources.

Perry, once a darling of the GOP, struggled to gain any traction in an overcrowded field. He never overcame the pall cast by a memorably disappointing performance in the 2012 presidential race.

All the more oxygen for George Pataki and Jim Gilmore, I suppose.

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