Perry Finishes Assessment, Will Compete in South Carolina? (Updated)
11:56 AM, Jan 4, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last night, after finishing 5th in the Iowa caucus with ten percent of the vote, Texas governor Rick Perry said he was going back home to reassess whether he would stay in the presidential race. "I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself," Perry said.
Now that Michele Bachmann has withdrawn from the race, however, it appears that Perry is staying in and will compete in South Carolina. Perry just tweeted: "And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!"
And National Journal reports:
The South Carolina primary will be held on January 21, more than a week after New Hampshire's, which will be on January 10.
UPDATE: Perry confirms that he's staying in the presidential race. The Austin American-Statesman reports: