Romney's Exit Changes the Kansas Race

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Mitt Romney's decision to end his presidential campaign has changed the Republican race in Kansas, only two days before Saturday's caucuses. The Kansas Republican Party announced Thursday that Mike Huckabee will attend events in Olathe, Wichita, Topeka and Garden City before Saturday's discussions, held by congressional district.

Huckabee will rally the crowd at Topeka's Downtown Ramada Inn at 3:30 Friday afternoon. We will stream live coverage on

Huckabee also picked up the endorsement of the state's largest anti-abortion group, Kansans for Life, through its political action committee.

Some Kansas GOP conservatives were supporting Romney, and they're largely in charge of the state party. Former Wichita Mayor Carlos Mayans believes some of Romney's support will go to Huckabee, while others will gravitate to the near-certain nominee, John McCain.

McCain and Ron Paul both plan stops in Wichita Friday. Republicans will caucus at 67 sites this weekend, with nearly all the state's 39 delegates up for grabs.