BREAKING: Chris Christie To Drop Out of Presidential Race

PicMonkey-Collage-Chris-ChristieRepublican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie will drop out of the presidential race, reports ABC News.

Despite a strategy that heavily focused money and resources on New Hampshire, Christie ended up in a disappointing sixth place Tuesday. Christie announced shortly after Tuesday’s loss that he was retreating to New Jersey and would be reevaluating his campaign.

Another major hurdle to Christie’s prospects was that he was very unlikely to make Saturday’s CBS debate. Polling at seventh place nationwide and sixth in the next primary state of South Carolina, Christie faced an uphill battle with no clear path to victory.

ABC News was first to report the coming suspension. But there is some confusion among other networks; Fox Business at first confirmed that report, but appeared to walk it back later on Twitter.

UPDATE (1:34 PM EST): CBS has joined the ranks of those reporting Christie will drop out. “The New Jersey governor made the decision after a conference call with major donors, concluding that he did not have the financial support to continue his campaign,” CBS reports.

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