Breaking: Rand Paul Ends Presidential Campaign

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has ended his campaign for the Republican nomination for President and will instead fous on running for re-election to the Senate in Kentucky.

According to The Hill:

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is suspending his campaign and dropping out of the presidential race.

“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,” he said in a statement.

The decision follows a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses, where Paul won just 4.5 percent of the vote for a fifth place showing.

He’s also faced criticism from some Republicans who want him to focus on his Senate reelection bid in a year where Democrats are threatening to retake the Senate. “