Rick Perry first to exit 2016 Republican presidential race

Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Eagle Council XLIV, sponsored by the Eagle Forum, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport in St. Louis Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. During his speech Perry ended his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination, becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Out of money and relegated once again to the back-of-the-pack debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday dropped out of the race for president, ending his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination and becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House.

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