Huckabee drops out of presidential race

WASHINGTON Tue Mar 4, 2008 11:05pm EST

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee during a news conference in Wisconsin February 18, 2008. Huckabee abandoned his presidential bid on Tuesday after voting in four more state contests made it clear McCain would be the Republican candidate. REUTERS/John Gress

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee during a news conference in Wisconsin February 18, 2008. Huckabee abandoned his presidential bid on Tuesday after voting in four more state contests made it clear McCain would be the Republican candidate.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee abandoned his U.S. presidential bid on Tuesday after voting in four more state contests made it clear his rival, Arizona Sen. John McCain, would be the Republican candidate in the November election.

"It's now important that we turn our attention not to what could have been or what we wanted to have been but what now must be, and that is a united party," Huckabee told supporters in at a Texas rally.

McCain has been the party's presumptive candidate since his leading rivals dropped out of the race, leaving only Huckabee to challenge him. Voting on Tuesday put McCain very close to winning the nomination.

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