12 Sep 2015

Rick Perry drops out of US presidential race

4:57 pm on 12 September 2015

Rick Perry has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for next year's US presidential election.

Mr Perry, a former governor of Texas, was initially seen as a top-tier candidate.

However, he has been quickly eclipsed in the polls by political outsiders like Donald Trump and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Sixteen Republicans and five Democrats remain in the race to become the next president.