Henry Barbour holding out hope for Rick Perry

“He can still do very well in the South and it gives him an opportunity to grab momentum. Not one delegate was committed yesterday, so this process could easily go into the spring,” said Henry Barbour, nephew of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and a member of the Republican National Committee who has raised money for Perry. “There’s not a reason to just get out of the race after just one event.”

Perry, who struggled through earlier debates, will be under even more scrutiny at this weekend’s forums in New Hampshire. His campaign has paid little attention to that state, where he doesn’t have much support, to focus on South Carolina and Florida.

AP via Politico
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