It's the end of the road for Jon Huntsman.
The Republican presidential candidate has pulled out of the race today and backed front-runner Mitt Romney.
Huntsman, who served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, had counted on New Hampshire to make him a legitimate challenger to Romney -- but he could do no better than third.
Huntsman says Romney is the best candidate to beat Obama in November.
Huntsman announce his withdrawal at an event in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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