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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Huntsman Dropping Out of GOP Race

Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race  on Monday, a campaign spokesman told ABC News.

Huntsman spokesman Tim Miller said the former ambassador to China was “proud of the race that he ran” but “did not want to stand in the way” of rival Mitt Romney, the current front-runner for the nomination.

Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach.


Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who was seen by Democrats months ago as the potential biggest threat to President Obama in a general election, is dropping out of the race tomorrow and will endorse Mitt Romney, a campaign official confirms to POLITICO.

A source said that Huntsman's rationale for backing Romney, who he has criticized for weeks on the campaign trail as lacking a "core," is that he didn't want to block the person best prepared in the field to beat Obama, and then to lead the country and grapple with the economy.

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