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Eye On Candidates
September 11, 2015

Perry Drops Out

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry became the first candidate to drop out of the 2016 presidential campaign this evening, as USA Today reports:

Rick Perry drops out of 2016 race

Former Texas governor Rick Perry is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after failing to convince primary voters to give him a second look.

Perry also withdrew from the 2012 field after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses. He had been scheduled to participate in the lower-tier debate hosted by CNN next week....

Perry was barely registering in the polls amid a field of more than a dozen candidates, including Donald Trump, who has surged to the top and commanded the vast majority of media attention.