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Romeo Saganash will announce tomorrow morning that he is dropping out of the NDP leadership race. Joan Bryden explains why.

Sources say the Cree leader and northern Quebec MP decided to call it quits partly because of an illness in his family, which has caused him to miss a number of recent all-candidates debates.

Moreover, they acknowledge his low-key campaign has simply failed to catch fire with the more than 100,000 New Democrats who will be eligible to choose a successor to the late Jack Layton on March 24.