Perry prepares to speak with voters attending the West Des Moines caucus in Iowa on Jan. 3. Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry salutes after announcing that he is suspending his campaign as a Republican presidential candidate. Mladen Antonov /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a Jan. 10 campaign stop at the Sun City Lake House in Fort Mill, S.C. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is barely registering in the polls in New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Tuesday. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he's reassessing his presidential campaign after finishing a disappointing fifth in the Iowa caucuses. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann signs autographs at the Pizza Ranch in Indianola, Iowa, on Wednesday. The restaurant was largely empty aside from a few local Iowans, media and Bachmann staff. Becky Lettenberger//NPR hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends the Westside Conservative Club breakfast Wednesday in Urbandale, Iowa. Eric Gay/Associated Press hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry walks with former Marine officer Dan Moran during a campaign stop Wednesday in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition 2012 Presidential Candidates Forum in Washington, D.C., last week. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with voter Jane High before speaking at the Scott County Republican party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Nov. 14 in Bettendorf, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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