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Thaddeus McCotter Drops Out of Presidential Race

3:54 PM, Sep 22, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The guitar-playing Michigan congressman, Thaddeus McCotter, has announced he will drop out of the GOP primary and endorse Mitt Romney for president:

Livonia 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.

McCotter began his long-shot bid for the White House in July, billing himself as the voice for a new generation of conservatives. He campaigned on a dramatic reform of Social Security, and a tougher approach to dealings with China.

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