Giuliani confirms he's dropping out, McCain schedules "major endorsement"

John McCain will announce the name Wednesday afternoon, and it's likely to be Rudy Giuliani.

Published January 30, 2008 6:12PM (EST)

Sen. John McCain's campaign has announced a press conference, scheduled for 6 p.m. EST today, at which he'll be receiving what the campaign terms a "major endorsement." No guessing games today -- seems like this means the reports are true, and that the big endorser will be Rudy Giuliani, once a rival for the Republican presidential nomination.

Giuliani has reportedly confirmed to supporters that he's dropping out of the race. The Associated Press has a statement from New York Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, a Republican. "I spoke with Rudy Giuliani this morning and he confirmed that he is dropping out of the race and will endorse Senator John McCain for president," Bruno said.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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