In Indiana, Cruz announces he is quitting the presidential race, after losing the state’s primary to Donald Trump. Trump and John Kasich are the two remaining candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination.
From the beginning I’ve said that I would continue on, as long as there was a viable path to victory. I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. Together we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we’ve got, but the voters chose another path. And so, with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign. But hear me now, I am not suspending our fight for liberty. I am not suspending our fight to defend the Constitution; to defend the Judeo-Christian values that built America. Our movement will continue, and I give you my word that I will continue this fight with all of my strength and all of my ability.
Jindal tell Fox News‘ Baier that he is dropping out of the race. He never topped 2% in any CNN/ORC poll and never advanced past the “undercard” round at the Republican debates held to date. Jindal reached his decision, two aides said, because he didn’t want to go into debt and realized there was no credible path to the nomination.
I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time, so I’ve come here to announce that I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States.
In a statement made from the White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill and President Obama, Biden says he will not run for president, ending months of speculation.
I believe we’re out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign…As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along — what I’ve said time and again to others — that it may very well be that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president – that it might close….While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent. I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully, to influence as much as I can.
Walker drops out of the 2016 presidential race, and urged some of his rivals to do the same so the party can unite against the leading candidate, Donald Trump.
Today I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately. I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same, so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front-runner.
Perry drops out of the 2015 presidential race, the first of the current candidates to do so.
We have a tremendous field — the best in a generation — so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, and as long as we listen to the grassroots, the cause of conservatism will be too. I share this news with no regrets. It has been a privilege in an honor to travel this country, to speak with the American people about their hopes and dreams, to see a sense of optimism prevalent despite a season of cynical politics.
Walker announces that he is dropping out of the Republican primary for the gubernatorial race due to a lack of money raised for his campaign and because Mark Green, his Republican opponent, already has the support of many Republicans throughout the state.
It became clear to me that our fundraising totals would only allow us to run a campaign in a fraction of the 72 counties in this state. In addition, our resources would be so limited that most of it would likely be spent on ads attacking our Republican opponent.
Bond leads a delegation to the Democratic National Convention, where he receives a nomination for the U.S. vice presidency, but he declines, saying he is too young.