Kentucky Senator Rand Paul officially suspended his 2016 Presidential campaign on February 3, 2016. He is the second Republican candidate to suspend his campaign following the Iowa Caucus. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was the first. Paul came in fifth in the Iowa Caucus with 4.5 percent of the vote. Huckabee came in ninth with 1.8 percent.
This is Paul’s official statement on exiting the race:
It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty.
Across the country thousands upon thousands of young people flocked to our message of limited government, privacy, criminal justice reform and a reasonable foreign policy. Brushfires of Liberty were ignited and those will carry on, as will I.
Although, today I will suspend my campaign for President, the fight is far from over. I will continue to carry the torch of Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.
He released a video announcing his campaign suspension as well:
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