Republican officials say Rudy Giuliani plans to endorse John McCain Wednesday in California.
The former New York mayor stopped short of officially quitting the GOP presidential race after finishing a distant third behind McCain and Mitt Romney in Florida's primary.
Giuliani told supporters that "elections are about fighting for a cause larger than ourselves," and said "we ran a campaign that was uplifting." When asked directly if he was dropping out, he just said, "I'm going to California."
Giuliani had staked his presidential hopes on Florida, largely skipping the early voting states.
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