Rick Perry Withdraws From The Presidential Race In The Midst Of Financial Issues

Sandra Johnson

Republican candidate Rick Perry has suspended his bid for the 2016 Republican nomination, according to a statement released by his campaign.

Perry announced that he would withdraw from the race while speaking at the Eagle Forum in St. Louis, Missouri.

"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."

— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) September 11, 2015

After his speech, Perry took to Twitter to share news of his withdrawal. He also tweeted some of the highlights of his speech.

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 11, 2015

"Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ."

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