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Romney Suspends Presidential Campaign

February 07, 2008 02:10 PM
by findingDulcinea Staff
Former Governor Mitt Romney announced today that he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination, clearing the road for a potential McCain win.

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Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., a buoyant Mitt Romney announced that he has suspended his presidential campaign.

Romney explained that if he continued to fight for the nomination, it would prolong the GOP’s internal conflicts, making it easier for Democrats to take the White House.

“I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country,” Romney said.

Political pundits have concurred with Romney's assessment that a drawn-out Republican contest could harm the party's chances of re-election.

CNN reports that according to GOP rules, it is now up to state parties to decide how to allocate Romney’s delegates.

Mitt Romney is the former Governor of Massachusetts and has been campaigning for one year. During that time he has spent over $35 million of his own money.

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