Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul will no longer compete in primary states, in an effort to concentrate on picking up more delegates before the Republican convention in August.
“Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process,” said Paul, who has chosen not to run for re-election in his House seat, in an email sent to reporters Monday afternoon. (RELATED: Full coverage of the Paul campaign)
Paul added that his campaign “will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future.”
“We will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” the email continued. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have. I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections, where so many defenders of Freedom are fighting and need your support.”
Eleven states, including delegate-rich Texas and California, are still yet to hold their primary contests. The Nebraska and Oregon primaries will take place Tuesday.
The email added that the Paul campaign would reveal its delegate strategy to supporters “soon.”