Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R) has dropped out of the presidential race and will endorse Mitt Romney, his New Hampshire campaign director Chris Buck confirmed to NBC News.
"It was a personal decision. He didn't feel his message was being well received by the national media," Buck said. "He has always put the country's needs first before getting any notoriety."
McCotter will run for re-election in 2012 for his House seat. "People recognize he is very strong on policy and he's going to be continue to be very strong, leading the country in a positive direction, not as chief executive but as a legislator. He can have a pretty profound influence on the country's prosperity," Buck said by phone.