Two down, five to go

Christie and Carly are out of the running for the Republican nomination:

Chris Christie dropped out of the race for president on Wednesday afternoon, two hours after a rival candidate quit. Carly Fiorina, one of only two women in the U.S. presidential race, left her quixotic pursuit of the White House on Wednesday after a seventh-place New Hampshire primary finish in a field of eight candidates.

And Christie, the governor of New Jersey, soon followed suit after rumors of his campaign’s demise swirled all day.

Spokeswoman Samantha Smith confirmed the news to the Associated Press, saying that Christie broke the news of his decision to staff at his campaign headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, late in the afternoon.

Interesting that neither of them endorsed anyone. That either indicates that they think Trump has a chance or the GOPe hasn’t settled on its anti-Trump replacement for Jeb Bush.