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Report: Perry Dropping Out, Endorsing Newt (Updated)

9:15 AM, Jan 19, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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CNN reports that "Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday."

Rick Perry photo portrait, August 28, 2004

UPDATE: Perry will hold an 11 a.m. press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina.

UPDATE II: Politico says Perry will endorse Newt Gingrich.

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