By Alicia M. Cohn - 01/19/12 04:46 PM EST
Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential race on Thursday and endorsed Newt Gingrich.
But Perry's endorsement comes as the Gingrich campaign deals with a huge controversy: His ex-wife Marianne Gingrich said in an interview the former House speaker had asked for an open marriage.
“Newt is not perfect, but who among us is?” said Perry. "The fact is, there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption, for it is a central tenant of my Christian faith.”
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