MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --
With new calls on Monday for Republicans to rally around Mitt Romney as
their presidential nominee, some conservatives showed new signs of
fracturing despite a vote over the weekend by religious leaders to
coalesce behind Rick Santorum as an anti-Romney alternative.
Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the
moderate former governor of Utah whose candidacy did not live up to its
early promise, dropped out of the race and endorsed Mr. Romney, saying,
''It is now time for our party to unite around the candidate best
equipped to defeat Barack Obama.
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