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Rick Perry Endorses Donald Trump, Offers Running Mate Role

In July 2015, Perry said Trump's campaign was a "cancer" to conservatism.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and is open to being his running mate, CNN reported on Thursday.

In September, Perry was the first member of the initially crowded Republican field to drop out of the 2016 White House race, following a failed bid in the 2012 race. The longest-serving governor in Texas history had languished near the bottom of the 17-strong Republican presidential pack since entering the current race in June.

Trump is now the last one left and the presumptive Republican nominee.

In July 2015, Perry said Trump's campaign was a "cancer" to conservatism.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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