After the Iowa Caucus, Two Presidential Candidates Drop Out of the Race

The Republican presidential candidate field just got one person lighter after the Iowa Caucus. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa Caucus in 2008, announced on Monday night that he is suspending his campaign.

On the Democrat side, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley also announced that he is suspending his campaign.

With 84-percent of Democrat caucus locations reporting, O’Malley had one-percent of the vote. Currently, there is no message regarding O’Malley quitting the race on social media, though it was announced by the media.

On the Republican side, Huckabee put a simple and to the point message on Twitter. With 99-percent reporting, Huckabee finished with two-percent of the vote.

Will other Republican candidates such as the 2012 GOP Iowa Caucus winner Rick Santorum, who finished with one-percent of the vote, and Jim Gilmore, who finished with less than one-percent, follow in leaving the presidential race?

Only time will tell.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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