Rand Paul is ending his campaign to represent the GOP in November’s presidential election after struggling in Iowa.
“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,” the Kentucky senator said in a statement. “Although, today I will suspend my campaign for President, the fight is far from over. I will continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.”
Paul is the latest candidate to drop out of the race following a disappointing performance in Iowa. Republican Mike Huckabee suspended his campaign on Monday night, and Martin O’Malley dropped out of the Democratic race on the same night.
Paul finished in fifth place in the Iowa caucuses with five percent of the vote. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson all finished ahead of the freshman senator.