By Susan Duclos
@GovernorPerry, via Twitter, "And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!! http://yfrog.com/odz8ujrj ."
Bachmann just announced she was standing aside and suspended her presidential campaign.
After speculation that Perry would do the same, it appears that Perry will take his fight for the GOP nomination to South Carolina.
The next three contests will be primaries.
January 10, 2012 will be held in New Hampshire, January 21, 2012 will be South Carolina and January 31, 2012 will be held in Florida.
The rest of the primary/caucus schedule can be found here.