George Pataki drops out of Republican race

Former New York Governor George Pataki announced on Tuesday that he was suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination for President.

“While tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president, I’m confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together,” Pataki said.

Pataki consistently polled near the bottom of the Republican field and never made the main debate stage.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who also ranked near the bottom of the polls dropped out of the race last week.

Their departure still leave the field crowded with 12 candidates. Donald Trump is currently leading the pack into Iowa, which will be the first state to hold a primary vote Feb. 1.

Pataki has said that he would not support Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee.

“Donald Trump is the Know-Nothing candidate of the 21st century and cannot be our nominee,” Pataki said.

 

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