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All right folks -- backyard America's Newsroom with the breaking news this morning that Rick Perry has announced he will drop out.
Of the race for the presidential nomination and here's the kicker.
He will come out and back Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina race and beyond -- Sam Bradford joins me now.
Of special report of course and Brett.
You know eat your response is it says it -- is a good move for Rick Perry in terms of the timing.
Well Martha a lot of his support had already gone to Newt Gingrich in South Carolina particularly.
He was seeing some -- Some prominent supporters leave his campaign and we're told there have been multiple conversations between Gingrich and Perry actually -- the last couple weeks.
And there -- some kind of get together.
In which this decision was made the final decision was made.
It would in the cards because he was only polling you know 56%.
In in most polls and it was believed that a lot of his supporters were going to Gingrich anyway so this is a big development for Newt Gingrich -- -- closing the gap.
In a lot of poles with Mitt Romney in South Carolina.
While we're still waiting to see what the fallout is about -- ABC interview with Marianne Gingrich.
This momentum today.
Really seems to be making a difference at least on the ground in South Carolina the bots.
Very interesting your reporting back that they have been speaking Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry over the past couple weeks -- blood to be a flat along those conversations but I guess -- -- -- of the outcome.
Of them and and clearly -- -- Rick Perry will be seniors sort of taking one for the team.
The team in this case being those out there on the conservative side.
Who have been looking for -- -- a -- Romney candidate.
And maybe that will preserve sort of his reputation as he moves forward in the Republican Party to a certain extent I guess that that will be -- -- to be seen.
-- I think there was -- a risk.
For Rick Perry if if he didn't do what he's doing today and he took in 567%.
And someone like Newt Gingrich lost but the last 67%.
I think there would have been.
Some -- -- bush perhaps.
Do -- -- quick thought Iowa about a half a minute left -- but boy sucked up to 3 in the morning and now we -- a slightly different outcome and that one.
I know maybe we should go until four -- I think -- it is a big big moment for Rick Santorum but unfortunately for him bad headlines the impact.
-- the day after.
Not now and even today they're saying a few precincts still can't be confirmed but he's up -- 34 votes so it's just not that satisfying.
Although the Santorum kept democratic Annapolis.
Yeah and clearly they wanted to sort of translate that into strength for short in South Carolina.
Which it may be too late to take change out as -- Bret thank you so much we know you're you're gonna be up all over this -- special report in congress Republican Party that this evening -- give our thanks Brett says.
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