Perry Backs Romney

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who briefly threatened Mitt Romney’s frontrunner status last summer, has formally announced his endorsement for the former Massachusetts Governor.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who briefly threatened Mitt Romney’s frontrunner status last summer, has formally announced his endorsement for the former Massachusetts Governor.

“Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nomination through hard-work, a strong organization, and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies,” Perry said in a statement Thursday. “Mitt ‘s vision and record of private sector success will put America back on the path of job creation, economic opportunity and limited government.”

Perry added that he will attempt to assist the de facto nominee in unseating President Obama.

On the eve of the South Carolina primary, Perry endorsed Newt Gingrich. However, reports indicate that the former Speaker intends to leave the field next week.

The Texas Governor made an impressive splash when he first entered the GOP race, but found his popularity dissipate after he announced his support for the DREAM Act and delivered a series of lackluster debate performances. The nail in his coffin however, was the now infamous “oops” moment, wherein Perry forgot mid-debate the name of one government agency he intended to eliminate.

Tags: ,

Justin Duckham
Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 25-27

The Day Ahead Logo

Elections in Tunisia and Brazil, and human rights reviews of Iraq, Iran and Egypt.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 24, 2014

The World in 2:00 continents logo

Ebola spreads to Mali, the Security Council attempts to strengthen Somalia’s arms embargo and a UN expert on immigration says it’s time for holistic reform.

Issa: CDC Chief Bumbled Ebola Response

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were critical of Centers For Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

NYC Mayor: New York City Fully Prepared to Handle Ebola

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Photo/The office of Public Advocate for the City of New York

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday at a New York City hospital.

Brownstein: Reducing Methane Emissions Helps Job Growth, Economy

Expanding the methane mitigation industry will help with job growth and protect the environment, according to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Climate and Energy Program.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

UN Daily Brief Square

UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.