Yet Another GOP Candidate Has Decided To Throw In The Towel..

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It is always interesting the times that candidates for President of the United States decide to drop out. I mean, it has to be something that crushes their souls despite knowing at the outset, at least some of them, they had no chance whatsoever of getting the nomination.

Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson officially withdrew from the Republican primary on Tuesday, marking the end of his campaign after failing to resonate with voters in Iowa on Monday evening.

The Iowa caucuses on Monday saw Iowa Republicans overwhelmingly supporting former President Donald Trump, who secured an impressive 51 percent of the vote.

Vivek Ramaswamy, who ended up in the fourth position, made the decision to terminate his White House campaign before all the votes were counted. Ramaswamy received only 7.7 percent support from those who braved the cold Iowa weather. Notably, he immediately endorsed Trump.

Hutchinson’s performance in Iowa was underwhelming, securing only 191 votes out of the 110,298 cast and ending the night with a mere 0.2 percent of support, as reported by The New York Times. On Tuesday morning, Hutchinson announced his withdrawal from the race and extended congratulations to Trump for his victory.

Despite stepping out of the race, Hutchinson did not endorse any of the remaining candidates in the primary. He claimed to be the only “principled Republican” in the race, acknowledging that his message did not find resonance with Iowa voters.

In a statement posted on the social media platform X, Hutchinson congratulated Trump on his win, acknowledged other candidates who gained delegate support, and announced the suspension of his campaign. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to have fought in the political arena for America.

Interestingly, Hutchinson’s actual performance on Monday fell short of his polling numbers in the Real Clear Politics average, which indicated 0.7 percent support heading into the voting.

Notable figures like Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, with support percentages of 19.1 and 21.1, respectively, in Iowa, have shown no intention of dropping out of the race before the New Hampshire primary scheduled for the upcoming Tuesday.



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