Thaddeus McCotter Out of GOP Race

    Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., holds a news conference to announce a Social Security reform bill he is introducing in the House today, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

    The race to the GOP primary is getting tight. Just last month Tim Pawlenty called it quits and now we’re losing Thaddeus McCotter, the Michigan congressman who garnered a staggering 35 votes at the Iowa Straw Poll this summer. It was hard to believe with such a strong start that we’d see McCotter give up so quickly, but being excluded from every Republican debate thus far sort of set the odds against him. McCotter now joins T-Paw as a Mitt Romney supporter.

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