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Iowa: Perry to reassess campaign after poor showing

Posted at 11:02 PM on January 3, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Iowa, Politics

After winning only 10 percent of the vote in tonight's Iowa caucuses, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told supporters he will return to Texas to reassess his presidential campaign.

CNN reports:

Perry, speaking before his supporters at Perry headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa, said he will return home to Texas and asses the results of the votes in Iowa to decide if there is a path forward for him in the presidential race.
Perry's entrance into the race was a blow to the efforts of Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Both sought votes from the party's conservative wing.

Tonight in Iowa, though, it appears many of those votes went instead to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.