GOP Presidential Field Continues to Thin; Another Big Name Dropping Out TODAY

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will announce that he is dropping out of the presidential race today, according to several news outlets. Paul, who received less than 5% in the Iowa Caucus on Monday, coming in fifth place behind Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson.

Paul’s exit follows former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who dropped out Monday evening after a poor showing in the state he won in 2008.

The libertarian-leaning Rand Paul was initially seen as a leading candidate for the GOP nomination, however, his campaign never gained traction in the still-crowded GOP field.

Paul is reported to be having a conference call with followers this morning before making his announcement official.

It is highly likely that several others will drop out following the upcoming New Hampshire primary.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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