The Madeleine Brand Show for January 19, 2012

News from the GOP trail: Goodbye Perry, Iowa doubts for Romney and the wrath of an ex for Gingrich

Rick Perry Campaigns At Iowa Coffee Shop

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry has dropped out of the GOP race

Rick Perry announced Thursday morning he is dropping out of the GOP presidential race. A final tally of the votes in Iowa threw Mitt Romney's win there into question. ABC will air a potentially damaging interview Thursday with Newt Gingrich's ex-wife, two days before the important South Carolina primary.

Guest:

Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic. She joins us from the campaign trail in South Carolina.


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