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Giuliani out as McCain and Romney square up

Giuliani out as McCain and Romney square up
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The former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani has pulled out of the race to be the Republican presidential candidate. His failure in Florida, the state on which his whole campaign began and ended, the reason for his decision.

Giuliani pledged his support to John McCain: “When I believe in a man like I do John McCain, this will become as important to me as my own election was. I’m hopeful that we can secure his nomination very soon so we can unite our party and then begin the process of uniting our nation. So I am very proud to endorse my friend and fellow Republican, a hero, John McCain of Arizona for President of the United States of America.”

It now looks like a two horse race for the Republican nomination between McCain and Mitt Romney as the pair prepare for next week’s “Super Tuesday” a day when 21 states are due to vote to see which Republican will fight for the White House in November.