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.
I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2016
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.