An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to safe delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions.
“Moving forward, however, we will no longer devote resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” mentioned Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. “Undertaking so with any hope of results would take numerous tens of millions of dollars we just do not have.”
But the longtime congressman from Texas, who’s making his third bid for the White House, says he’ll continue to try and secure delegates to the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida in late August.
“Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to consider leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the long term,” adds Paul, in his statement.
As of April 1, Paul’s campaign had $1.8 million money on hand.
With former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich possessing suspended their campaigns, Paul is the last remaining major candidate still standing against former Massachusetts Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
According to the most latest CNN estimate, Romney has secured 945 delegates, compared 286 for Santorum, 145 for Gingrich and 99 for Paul. One-thousand, one-hundred and forty-four delegates are necessary to clinch the nomination.
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