(Waridaad) - Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has suspended his campaign for the Republican party nomination for the US presidency.
Mr Romney spent millions of dollars of his own money on the campaign, but fell well behind front-runner Senator John McCain after Super Tuesday's primaries.
Correspondents say his exit has in effect cleared the way for Senator McCain as Republican candidate.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are neck-and-neck in the Democratic race.
A spokesman for Senator McCain refused to comment on his rival's withdrawal.
Mr Romney announced the suspension at the Conservative Political Action Conference......Read more