Rep. Thaddeus McCotter told The Detroit News this afternoon that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
McCotter says he will give his support to former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and will likely run again for the 11th District congressional seat he’s held since 2003.
UPDATE from USA Today:
McCotter, a Michigan Republican, told USA TODAY it became clear that he wasn’t going to be included in the debates - a fact that made mounting a national campaign difficult.
“We know the debates are validators,” he said.
McCotter said Romney’s business background played a large role in his decision to endorse him and that he thought the former Massachusetts governor was “the most electable candidate.”
Welcome to Team Romney, Rep. McCotter!
► Jayde Wyatt
More good news from Michigan:
Looks like Michigan’s early primary (February 28th) is almost official.
Just in case anyone doesn’t know why that’s good news, Romney Dominates in Michigan. Arizona is planning on voting on the same day as Michigan and Mitt Romney has picked up key support in SE Valley and leads the state of Arizona in polling as well.