Republican presidential candidate and former tech CEO Carly Fiorina formally suspended her campaign on Wednesday afternoon, just a few hours after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also dropped out of the presidential race following dismal results from New Hampshire. Fiorina wrote the following on Facebook:
A senior aide confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday that Christie would pull out, a day after the combative Republican's sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary raised doubts about his viability as a candidate.
Trump's remaining opponents, most of them mainstream Republicans, will likely benefit from their departures, which leaves seven Republicans from a field that once had 17 candidates.
Christie had poured much of his campaign's resources into New Hampshire and had considered a good showing there critical. He won only around 7 percent of votes on Tuesday, despite a pugnacious performance at a Republican debate last weekend.
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