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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry gestures during a campaign stop at Lizard’s Thicket in Blythewood, S.C., on Thursday. (PHOTO: Matt Rourke/AP)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry gestures during a campaign stop at Lizard’s Thicket in Blythewood, S.C., on Thursday. (PHOTO: Matt Rourke/AP)

Tonight’s results in New Hampshire show the race for ‘conservative alternative’ to Mitt Romney remains wide open. I skipped New Hampshire and aimed my campaign right at conservative South Carolina, where we’ve been campaigning hard and receiving an enthusiastic welcome. I believe being the only non-establishment outsider in the race, the proven fiscal and social conservative and proven job creator will win the day in South Carolina.

South Carolina is the next stop. I have a head start here, and it’s friendly territory for a Texas governor and veteran with solid outsider credentials, the nation’s best record of job creation, and solid fiscal, social and Tea Party conservatism.

– Rick Perry, in a statement

"In a new ad set to begin running in Iowa on Tuesday, Perry says, “Washington is the capital of political correctness, where doublespeak reigns and the truth is frowned upon."

…The ad is the latest in a series of spots that Perry’s campaign has run as part of a $1 million ad campaign to reach caucus-goers. Recent ads have focused on Perry’s religious beliefs and attacked gay rights, themes aimed at the evangelical voters who typically dominate the caucus. One ad, which questioned why gay men and women are allowed to serve openly in the military, led to protests at a Perry campaign event on Sunday.”

- Rebecca Kaplan

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry listens to Catcher Jones, 7, of Greenville, S.C., as Jones tells him about his desire to become President of the United States and to become an Eagle Scout on Thursday on the U.S.S. Yorktown  in Charleston, S.C. (PHOTO: Alice Keeney/AP)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry listens to Catcher Jones, 7, of Greenville, S.C., as Jones tells him about his desire to become President of the United States and to become an Eagle Scout on Thursday on the U.S.S. Yorktown  in Charleston, S.C. (PHOTO: Alice Keeney/AP)

“Re: Gov. Perry—Monday I’ll be in Portland. Later visiting labs in CA. That’s 2. I can’t remember the 3rd thing.”

– House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., turning down Rick Perry’s request for a debate.

The video everyone is talking about. Rick Perry’s huge flub at the CNBC debate.