The longest-serving governor in Texas history told a group of conservative activists in St. Louis that “some things have become clear” and he was suspending his campaign.
I like Perry. But if he knows he can’t win I’m glad he will throw his efforts behind another good candidate. He did a lot for Texas while in office, and I think he’s great!
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015
“We have a tremendous field of candidates — probably the greatest group of men and women,” Perry said. “I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, as long as we listen to the grassroots, listen to that cause of conservatism. If we do that, then our party will be in good hands.”
Perry suspended his struggling campaign while strapped for campaign cash and stuck polling at near zero.
“It’d be easy just to keep going, be easy to go do the debate next week, be easy to keep going to Iowa and South Carolina and other states and everything and taking your money and dragging it out,” Bailey said.
At least this hopeful had the decency to quit when the poll numbers did not add up! Not like others who linger on, trying to get money from supporters that only benefit themselves with nothing to offer the American public.
.@GovernorPerry has dedicated his entire life to his family, friends, and Jesus Christ.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 11, 2015
""I've gotten to know Rick Perry. He is a very descent and fine gentleman. I wish him all the best." @RealBenCarson (on OTR at 7p)
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) September 11, 2015
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Thank you for your service to our country and Texas, Rick Perry.