Carly Fiorina has suspended her presidential campaign, the GOP candidate announced via Facebook on Wednesday.
“While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this 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,” Fiorina wrote.
She also advised female voters not to vote for Hillary Clinton or other female candidates on the basis of gender alone. “That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women,” she wrote. “A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts.”
Fiorina was the only candidate who failed to qualify for Saturday’s debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. She finished in seventh place in Tuesday’s primary, with just 4 percent of the vote.
Read her full statement below: