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CHARLESTON, S.C. - January 19, 2012 (WPVI) -- ABC News has confirmed that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is abandoning his presidential bid and endorsing Newt Gingrich.
Perry plans a news conference at 11 a.m. in South Carolina, where he will announce his decision.
He has faced calls to drop out of the race in recent days as polls show him languishing while Gingrich gains steam.Source , Source 2 - Rick Perry Suspends Campaign
(From the thread on Gingrich)
Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband's career with a single interview. Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned... MORE... Developing... She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours. Her explosive revelations are set to rock the campaign. But now a "civil war" has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air! ABCNEWS suits determined it would be "unethical" to run the Marianne Gingrich interview so close to the South Carolina Primary.
Santorum's fundraising lags behind the other candidates. His nearly two-decades in Washington may make it difficult for him to persuade Tea Partiers to support him. And his positions are considered by many to be too far to the right to be a viable candidate against Obama Source - Rick Santorum's background, and where he stands on the issues