Jon Huntsman to Drop Out, Support Romney

This is breaking news:

Governor Jon Hunstman will withdraw from the Republican nomination and endorse Mitt Romney on Monday.

The AP reported:

Jon Huntsman will withdraw Monday from the race for the Republican presidential nomination, campaign officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. Huntsman will endorse Mitt Romney at an event in South Carolina, the officials said.

Huntsman believes Romney is the best candidate to beat President Barack Obama in November, they said. The campaign officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Huntsman plans to make the official announcement Monday. The former Utah governor placed third in last week’s New Hampshire primary despite devoting most 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 1 or 2 percent.