Rick Perry Ends Bid For President
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential race in North Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday. He announced that he would endorse Newt Gingrich‘s presidential bid, calling him a “conservative visionary.”

Perry, who opened his bid for the Republican presidential nomination five months ago, said “there is no viable path forward for me.” He urged Republicans to support Gingrich, who he conceded was not a perfect candidate, but was the best conservative alternative in the race.

“Newt is not perfect, but who among us is,” Perry said.

The Texas governor reached the decision on Wednesday night, his aides said, and informed Gingrich of his plans to leave the race. He was planning to fly home to Texas shortly after his announcement.

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Sadé Muhammad is a news intern at BlackEnterprise.com. Before Black Enterprise, she was a fashion writer for Jonesmagazine.com, blogger and research intern for Niaonline.com, and a marketing and web intern for WPVI-TV/6ABC in Philadelphia, PA. Sadé is a senior magazine journalism major and honors student at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. With a passion for empowerment and solidarity among women of color, she is developing a print and online lifestyle magazine catering to this very audience for her senior thesis. When she’s not writing, she is talking fashion, travel, and Knicks basketball.


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