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Headline: Fred Thompson Drops Out of Race

Though people have been speculating about it for weeks, Fred Thompson just officially ended his bid for the White House. Some credited Thompson's presence in the race for splitting the religious conservative vote and handing John McCain his victory Saturday in South Carolina. Thompson drops out less than a week before the next Republican contest in Florida.

From his statement,

"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people."

How do you think the effect of this announcement will shape results in the Sunshine State?

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