Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement Saturday that he wishes Herman Cain and his family all the best after Cain's decision to drop out of the presidential race for president.
Perry, also a Republican candidate for the party's nomination for president, issued a statement after Cain announced he is suspending his campaign.
"I know this was a difficult decision for Herman Cain, his family and his supporters," Perry's statement said. "He helped invigorate conservative voters and our nation with a discussion of major tax reform. Anita and I wish him and his entire family all the best."
Speaking to supporters in Atlanta, Cain vowed he would "not be silenced" and would continue to promote his policy positions and eventually endorse another candidate for the Republican nomination.
Cain halted his presidential campaign following a string of sexual harassment allegations and a claim of an extramarital affair.
The Georgia businessman said the media coverage hurt his family.