Rand Paul drops out of 2016 presidential race

Rand Paul drops out of 2016 presidential race

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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…

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Rand Paul drops out of 2016 presidential race

Mike Huckabee drops out of 2016 presidential race

Mike Huckabee drops out of 2016 presidential race

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WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dropped out of the presidential race Monday, marking his second unsuccessful run for president.

Huckabee entered the contest in May, and never became more than an afterthought in the crowded 2016 field.

The biggest splash he made during the campaign was rallying together with Kim Davis, a clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples following the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage

Otherwise, Huckabee’s polling numbers hovered in the low single digits for much of the contest, and he struggled to raise money for his bid. Read more…

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