One of the Republicans in the race for the presidency has given up his White House bid. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) has suspended his campaign, effectively ending it.
Romney had made a number of stops in the Show-Me State since he launched his campaign, picking up the support of Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) and several legislative leaders, including Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton (R-Marble Hill). Jetton, in fact, became a consultant to the Romney campaign.
Governor Blunt has released a statement in which he expresses disappointment.
"Obviously I am disappointed because I believe Governor Mitt Romney was the best candidate to bring conservative change to Washington. Governor Romney is a great leader and a tremendous competitor," says Blunt. "I am proud to have supported his campaign."
In Missouri’s Super Tuesday Republican presidential primary Romney finished third with 29.3 percent of the votes cast, behind winner Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR).