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Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie Drop Out of the Presidential Race

It’s a bad day for Republican candidates whose first names start with “C.” Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie both suspended their presidential campaigns today, one day after both finished poorly in the New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump got more than 35 percent of the votes in N.H., while Christie got 7 percent and Fiorina only got 4 percent.


“To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you,” Fiorina said in a statement announcing her withdrawal, according to USA Today. “Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism.” Not to read too much into that, but it definitely sounds like she’s taking a jab at Hillary Clinton there.

Christie has not officially announced the end of his campaign, but one of his “allies” told The New York Times, “He’s done.” Now, people are wondering which remaining candidate Christie’s going to endorse.

It’s really too bad to see the only female candidate besides Hillary drop out of the race, but it’s not surprising—Fiorina wasn’t even doing well enough in the polls to participate in the last mainstage Republican debate. Now that the GOP field of candidates is shrinking, we may start to get an idea of who’s likely to be the party’s nominee.

Katherine Mirani is the News Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Northwestern University's journalism school in 2015. Before joining Her Campus full time, she worked on investigative stories for Medill Watchdog and the Scripps News Washington Bureau. When not obsessing over journalism, Katherine enjoys pasta, ridiculous action movies, #longreads, and her cockatiel, Oreo.
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