Rick Perry Is The First Republican To Drop Out Of The 2016 Race


The first Republican to drop out of the race for president is Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas.

"When I gave my life to Christ, I said, 'Your ways are greater than my ways. Your will superior to mine.' Today I submit that his will remains a mystery, but some things have become clear," Perry said in St. Louis. "That is why today I am suspending my campaign for the presidency of the United States."

Perry continued: "We have a tremendous field — the best in a generation — so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, and as long as we listen to the grass roots, the cause of conservatism will be too. I share this news with no regrets. It has been a privilege and an honor to travel this country, to speak with the American people about their hopes and dreams, to see a sense of optimism prevalent despite a season of cynical politics."

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