Perry: ‘Here We Come, South Carolina’

    PERRY, IA - JANUARY 02:  Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks at the Hotel Pattee on January 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning in the state before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    Rick Perry doesn’t think he’s taken enough of a beating yet: the Texas governor tweeted Wednesday that he's headed to South Carolina to continue his long-shot presidential campaign. “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State ... Here we come South Carolina,” Perry tweeted. A Republican official confirmed that Perry isn’t dropping out of the race. After finishing in fifth place at the Iowa caucuses, Perry said in his concession speech that he was going back to Texas to “assess” his campaign. Perry added that he would look to see if there’s a “path forward” for himself in the race, leading many to speculate that we had seen the last of the gaffe-prone candidate.

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