Rand Paul drops out of 2016 presidential race
WASHINGTON — Rand Paul ended his presidential campaign today, calling it an “incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House.”
“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,” Paul wrote in a statement.
Paul’s campaign was always going to be an uphill battle. While his primary opponents were debating over who was the most conservative, Paul was one of the only candidates in the race who made forceful arguments for reducing federal drug penalties and reining in the nation’s intelligence agencies. Unlike his rivals, Paul was also outspoken about his wariness of American military intervention. Read more…