BREAKING: Rick Perry Drops Out of 2016 Presidential Race
Rick Perry is calling it quits on his 2016 White House bid.
The former Texas governor told the Eagle Forum in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday afternoon that he is suspending his presidential campaign, making him the first 2016 presidential candidate to do so.
“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 grassroots, the cause of conservatism will be too.”
"That is why today I am suspending my campaign for the presidency of the United States," he said, adding that he has "no regrets" about his run.
"Today I step aside knowing as long as we fight for the cause of conservatism, our nation is in good hands." - @GovernorPerry— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015