April 25, 2012
Mr Gingrich, who had been hoping to win the Delaware primary on Tuesday night, but was instead beaten there as well as four other states, said he expected Mr Romney will be the Republican nominee.
Gingrich will keep his scheduled stops in North Carolina, planned for this week and exit the race on Tuesday, Fox News said. He is expected to endorse Romney on Tuessday as well, the television network said.
He did not formally withdraw from the race but said he is now campaigning as a “citizen.” He did not explain what he meant.