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Rick Perry tweets, ‘Here we come South Carolina’

Rep. Michelle Bachmann R-Minn. addresses her supporters her caucus party Marriott West Des Moines after finishing sixth IowCaucuses Tuesday night

Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses her supporters at her caucus party at the Marriott in West Des Moines after finishing sixth in the Iowa Caucuses Tuesday night Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth,The Des Moines Register)

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Updated: January 4, 2012 10:37AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is staying in the presidential race despite a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

He’s written on his official Twitter account that the “the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State. ... Here we come South Carolina!!!”

He’s attached a photo of himself jogging near a lake, wearing a Texas A&M running shorts and showing a thumbs-up.

The South Carolina primary is Jan. 21. New Hampshire’s is next Tuesday.

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