The Weekly Standard reports:
Mitt Romney will not participate in the Republican presidential primary debate on March 1 in Georgia. "Governor Romney will be spending a lot of time campaigning in Georgia and Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul emails. "With eight other states voting on March 6th, we will be campaigning in other parts of the country and unable to schedule the CNN Georgia debate. We have participated in 20 debates, including 8 from CNN."
Jamie Dupree first reported Georgia GOP officials had heard that Romney planned to drop out of the debate.