Rand Paul’s campaign confirmed the Republican Presidential candidate is ending his bid for the White House.
The first-term Senator from Kentucky has struggled to gain momentum in the polls. While he has a large libertarian following, he only received 4.5% of the vote in the Iowa Caucuses, and one delegate. Paul was polling at just 3% in New Hampshire.
In a statement released Wednesday, Paul says his focus will now shift back to Kentucky.
“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,” Paul said in a statement. “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.”