Texas Governor Rick Perry, who bailed out of the Republican presidential competition in January, got more votes this week in Michigan and Arizona than he did in New Hampshire’s primary, where he was actually trying to win.
Perry, who put his name on the ballots before leaving the campaign, got 1,910 votes in Michigan’s Republican primary and 1,871 in Arizona, the Houston Chronicle’s Texas on the Potomac blog notes. That’s more than the 1,766 supporters he attracted in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation balloting.
Not exactly a call for Perry’s return to the race as the state’s differ so much in size: his total amounted to just 0.2 percent of Michigan’s vote and 0.4 percent in Arizona. But Perry still gets some attention long after he said goodbye.