Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is suspending his 2016 campaign for president only two days after his poor showing in the Iowa caucus, PPD confirms. Paul finished in fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, unable to gather the same level of support as his father, and currently polled at roughly 3.6 percent on the PPD average of New Hampshire Republican primary polls.
“It’s been an incredible honor for me to run a principled campaign for the White House,” Paul 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.”
“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,” he said. “Brushfires of Liberty were ignited, and those will carry on, as will I.”