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Saturday 23 September 2017

Huntsman pulls out of US race

JON Huntsman, trailing in the polls, was set to drop out of the Republican presidential race in the US today and endorse Mitt Romney, a campaign official said.

Mr Huntsman, a former Utah governor who served as ambassador to China for President Barack Obama, struggled financially throughout the primary contest and was running last in an average of three statewide polls in South Carolina.

The move also comes as Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are asking social conservatives to unite behind one of them as an alternative to Mr Romney.

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