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    Rick Perry Endorses Romney

    MANCHESTER, NH - JANUARY 10: Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney held a triumphant event at Southern New Hampshire University after his expected win in the New Hampshire primary on January 10, 2012. (Photo by Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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    What a difference a couple of months makes. When Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination in January, he threw his support to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Now that Gingrich is preparing to abandon his campaign, Perry has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. “Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization, and a disciplined message of restoring America,” Perry said in a statement Wednesday.

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