Officials: Jon Huntsman to withdraw from race

Published On: Jan 15 2012 09:05:19 PM CST

Alfred Jin/Reuters

Campaign officials said Sunday night that Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will withdraw from the race on Monday.

Officials said Huntsman will endorse Mitt Romney at an event in South Carolina on Monday morning.

The former Utah governor placed third in last week's New Hampshire primary, despite devoting much of his campaign resources to the state.

He had already acknowledged that expectations for him in South Carolina's primary this week will be "very low."

Huntsman was routinely at the bottom of national polls, barely registering at one or two percent.

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