MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has decided to suspend his run for president, according to a statement released by his campaign Wednesday.READ MORE: Leftover From Hurricane Dorian, 58 Strays From The Bahamas Make Their Way To South Florida
Paul becomes the third candidate to drop out of the race following the Iowa caucuses. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ak) and former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md) both dropped out this week.READ MORE: Fatal Tamarac Shooting Under Investigation
Paul took about 5 percent of the vote in Iowa, finishing in fifth place.MORE NEWS: Government Officials, Veterans Mark Bay Of Pigs 60th Anniversary In South Florida
According to CBS News’ battleground tracker, Paul was polling at just 3 percent in New Hampshire, the next nominating contest for the Republican party.