Chris Christie Is Officially Out

Spokesperson breaks the news
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2016 4:14 PM CST
In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thanks supporters during a primary night rally in Nashua, NH.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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(Newser) – And then there were seven: A spokeswoman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's campaign for president says he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. Christie's much-anticipated decision to exit the race comes a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire. Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith says Christie broke the news of his decision to staff at his campaign headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, late Wednesday afternoon. Christie is also calling donors and supporters to give them the news. Carly Fiorina also exited the race Wednesday, though Jim Gilmore is somehow still in. (Read more Chris Christie stories.)

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