Following the Iowa caucus results, Senator Rand Paul has decided to suspend his presidential campaign to focus his efforts on his Senate reelection.
The junior Senator from Kentucky placed fifth behind Dr. Ben Carson in the Iowa caucuses with about 4.5% of the vote. He received one delegate in the process.
Wednesday morning, Rand Paul issued this statement:
“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.
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.”
Back home, Rand Paul is facing a Democratic challenger who filed to run for Rand Paul’s senate seat late last month. His name is Jim Gray, and he’s the current mayor of Lexington. He’s also an open homosexual. Rand Paul is expected to win reelection in the traditionally red state, where a Democrat hasn’t won 50% of the vote for 24 years.
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 3, 2016