Romney rules out 2016 presidential bid


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(CNN) — Mitt Romney will not seek a third bid to run for the White House in 2016, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate told supporters in a call Friday.

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Mitt Romney said, according to a transcript of his remarks published by radio host Hugh Hewitt.

CNN confirmed the authenticity of the remarks.

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