WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Republican Senator Lindsey Graham dropped out of the presidential race on Monday.
The South Carolina senator posted a video saying he had run “a campaign we can be proud of” focused on the nation’s security.
Following the announcement, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who is also in the running, posted a message to Graham and his supporters.
Graham, 60, is an Air Force veteran and reservist and a foreign policy hawk who said he was running for president because the job called for someone with experience. He delivered several wry one-liners during a presidential debate early this fall. But he was left out of the most recent debate because his poll numbers had dropped below the threshold.
Graham announced his candidacy in June. He was urged to run by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, who was the GOP presidential nominee in 2008.
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