WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Senator Lindsey Graham announced by video on Monday he was ending his 2016 presidential campaign.
The U.S. Senator from South Carolina posted a video on his campaign website stating he was suspending his campaign and that he was proud of his campaign, which he said was focused on the nation’s security.
“You have honored me with your support. I believe we have run a campaign we can be proud of,” Graham said. “We put forth bold and practical solutions to big problems about retiring our debt and fixing our broken immigration system. This has been a problem solvers campaign. However the centerpiece of my campaign has been securing our nation.”
Graham, 60, launched his campaign back in June with a platform dealing with foreign policy and declaring that newcomers need not apply for a job that offers no chance for “on-the-job training.”
Over the summer candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson surged to the front of the others and forced other known candidates, such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Graham, to fight for support.
Graham, urged by 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, gained so little support in national polls that he failed to qualify to appear in the undercard Republican debate in November.
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