Perry likely endorsing Gingrich for president: sources

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Posted: Jan 19, 2012 9:58 AM
Perry likely endorsing Gingrich for president: sources

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and is likely to endorse Newt Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, two Perry campaign sources said on Thursday.

Perry has scheduled a news conference in South Carolina for 11 a.m. EST.

(Reporting By Karen Brooks in Austin; Editing by Vicki Allena)