Senator Rand Paul has chosen to suspended his presidential run, according to a press release from his campaign office.
The written statement said:
"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.
Across the country thousands upon thousands of young people flocked to our message of limited government, privacy, criminal justice reform and a reasonable foreign policy. Brushfires of Liberty were ignited, and those will carry on, as will I.
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."
Senator Paul now sets his sights on winning re-election to the U.S. Senate.
Rand Paul is finishing his first term representing the Bluegrass State. He announced in a written statement that he's suspending his presidential bid and said he would continue to fight in the U-S Senate for limited government, privacy, criminal justice reform and a reasonable foreign policy. Paul received 4.5 of the Republican vote in this week's Iowa caucuses, enough to earn him one delegate.
The Senator pushed for Kentucky to move to a caucus format for selecting its presidential nominee, because that was the only way he could be on the ballot as a candidate for president and U.S. Senate. Kentucky Republicans will still caucus, for the first time, on March 5.