Perry drops out of GOP race
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:50:19 GMT —
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has abandoned his presidential bid and endorsed Newt Gingrich.
Perry made the announcement at a news conference at 11 a.m. in Charleston.
He has faced calls to drop out of the race in recent days as polls show him languishing while Gingrich gains steam.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.