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Rand Paul Drops Out Of Presidential Race

As more candidates entered the race, Rand Paul's poll numbers went from double digits to consistently under 5 points.
Posted at 9:47 AM, Feb 03, 2016

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has reportedly dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

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." (Video via Fox News

Paul's poll numbers started in the double digits, but as more candidates joined the field, his popularity waned. (Video via Rand Paul for President)

Paul received about 4.5 percent of the vote at the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday, finishing in a distant fifth place. Recent polls projected Paul would finish with roughly 2-3 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primaries next Tuesday.

"Here in New Hampshire, there is a big contingent of Libertarian voters. These are folks who are supportive of Rand Paul. Now, as we head into Tuesday, where will those voters go?" CNN reported.

Paul is expected to run for another term in the U.S. Senate. He's up for re-election this year. (Video via C-SPAN)

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