Rand Paul dropped out of the 2016 race for the White House Wednesday morning.
Three sources initially told Politico that the Kentucky senator suspended his presidential run after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses, choosing to focus his efforts on his Senate re-election campaign.
Paul released the following statement regarding his decision:
It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. Today, I will end where I bgan, 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 for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.