Both Christie and Fiorina stated their decision on Facebook, a day after the New Hampshire primary where they fared poorly in the poll won by Donald Trump by a huge margin while Ohio Governor John Kasich finished a distant second.

In a Facebook post, Christie said that the government needs to once again work for the people, not the people working for the government.

In her Facebook post, Fiorina said while she suspended her candidacy, she will continue to travel the country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them. "Our Republican Party must fight alongside these Americans as well. We must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish," said the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.

With Christie and Fiorina suspending their campaigns, the Republican presidential battle is now a six-man race.

Apart from Trump and Kasich, the other candidates still in the race are Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and eminent neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

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