Rick Perry drops 2012 bid

Associated Press
FILE - This July 21, 2014, file photo shows Gov. Rick Perry as he speaks during a news conference in the Governor's press room, in Austin, Texas. Texas. Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas. The one-time and possible future presidential candidate is in the waning months of his final term as governor and appears to be considering another run for the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on January 19 that he was ending his presidential bid and endorsed rival Newt Gingrich.

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