Rand Paul is suspending his presidential campaign, saying that he’ll focus his energy on running for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat.
“Although, today I will suspend my campaign for President, the fight is far from over,” Paul said in a statement Wednesday morning.
“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.”
The pressure for Paul to drop out of the presidential race had been mounting after spending much of the past six months polling in the single digits.
Paul finished fifth in the Iowa Republican Caucus, taking 4.5 percent of the vote.