Republican Rick Perry has dropped his 2016 bid for the White House, becoming the first candidate to exit the race.
The former Texas governor said at a the Eagle Forum in St. Louis on Friday afternoon that he is suspending his presidential campaign, according to ABC News.
“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."
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Perry reportedly had problems raising money and was behind the pack in the crowed GOP field in his second presidenal run.