POSTED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:59am
UPDATED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:18am
EL PASO - Many El Pasoans were not shocked when Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he was dropping out of the Presidential Race.
Governor Perry's bid for presidency started in August with strong polling numbers. Those numbers didn't last long as voters turned away after Governor Perry mispoke on several topics including confusing bombs in Juarez with bombs in El Paso.
His drop out comes just two days before the South Carolina primary. Governor Perry has thrown his support behind Newt Gingrich, who is expected to get a boost from the endorsement.
El Pasoans said some of his mistakes during the debates might have cost him support.
"It was early on that he made a couple of statements that were probably not liked by the public, and he never really recovered from that," said El Pasoan, Bob Poley. " He's a good man and he's done a lot for Texas".