Perry pulls out of event due to wildfires back home

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is heading home from South Carolina to monitor wildfires that are raging in his state.

Perry spokesman Mark Miner says the Republican presidential contender would head to Texas after an event in Myrtle Beach on Monday with Rep. Tim Scott. Perry had planned to appear with tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint. Instead, the Texas governor is leaving early.