Rick Perry drops out of US presidential race

Rick Perry speaks during the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, OhioFormer Texas governor Rick Perry dropped out of the US presidential race Friday, becoming the first casualty in a crowded battle for the Republican Party nomination in 2016. It is the second time that Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, has folded up his presidential campaign tent. The 65-year-old ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

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