Perry drops out of the 2015 presidential race, the first of the current candidates to do so.
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. I share this news with no regrets. It has been a privilege in an honor to travel this country, to speak with the American people about their hopes and dreams, to see a sense of optimism prevalent despite a season of cynical politics.
WATCH: “Today I am suspending my campaign for the presidency of the United States." -Rick Perry https://t.co/3lut2pAIIZ
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 11, 2015