On the Trail: Jan. 17

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  • 011712 politics on the trail mitt romney
  • 011712 politics on the trail rick santorum

Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been unable to regain the momentum he initially brought to the Republican presidential primary race, lost a key South Carolina supporter this week. "I still believe he would be a great national leader, but campaigns are tough and early mistakes and missed opportunities have taken their toll," said state Sen. Larry Grooms. "Now is the time to get out and pass the baton to another leader that can take the message to the next level."

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