Wednesday 28 September 2016

US Republican Rand Paul suspends 2016 presidential election campaign

Published 03/02/2016 | 14:36

Rand Paul and his wife Kelley at the launch of his presidential bid.
Rand Paul and his wife Kelley at the launch of his presidential bid.

US Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul suspended his 2016 campaign today, he said in a statement two days after the Iowa caucuses.

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The senator from Kentucky, a libertarian-leaning candidate, finished in fifth place in Iowa with 4.5 percent.

"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.

Reuters

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