Perry drops from GOP presidential race, endorses Gingrich, heads back to Texas

  • by: CHRIS TOMLINSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 19, 2012 - 3:42 PM

AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday, endorsed his old friend Newt Gingrich and returned home to Texas, where the failed White House candidate has three years left to serve as the chief executive.

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