The six major GOP candidates who dropped out of the presidential race may be gone, but they aren’t altogether forgotten.
Rick Perry is wading into a Senate primary in Texas. Herman Cain is crisscrossing the country supporting candidates who have embraced his 9-9-9 tax plan.
Michele BachmannMichele BachmannEx-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Will Trump back women’s museum? MORE is still on the campaign trail, but this time her goal is not the presidency but reelection to the House from Minnesota, where she faces opposition from multiple candidates.
Speaking to a meeting of GOP leaders Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz., Romney, now the de fact nominee, commended each of his current and former opponents by name.
“Some [are] still running, some have gotten out of the race, but each contributed to the process,” Romney said. “Each is going to play a vital role in making sure we win in November.”
Just half of the candidates who have dropped out of the race have endorsed Mitt Romney, while the rest have endorsed Newt Gingrich or remain on the fence.
Here’s a look at what each candidate has been up to since dropping out of the race: