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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Rick Perry drops out: Who benefits?

(Mark Wilson - GETTY IMAGES)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry ended his campaign for the Republican nomination today. Perry’s announcement came just hours before candidates gathered for the 16th televised debate and two days before the South Carolina primary.

Perry also endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Question: What effect does this have on the race? Who benefits the most from Rick Perry’s exit? Share your view in the comments.

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