MICHELLE BACHMAN SUSPENDING 2012 CAMPAIGN
Texas Governor Rick Perry who also had a planned trip to South Carolina did not make that trip after the Iowa Caucus and flew home to Texas to, "reassess," his campaign for the 2012 nomination. Speculation is that he too will be bowing out rather than continue his campaign. Perry finished ahead of Bachman but his fifth place finish was far less than he had anticipated going into the Caucus.
The field in narrowing as the 2012 election year has begun in earnest with the results of the Iowa Caucus and the upcoming New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida Primary coming in the next three weeks.