The presidential race (or should we say circus) is certainly stepping up a gear, with candidates almost dropping like flies in the wake of the Iowa caucus. According to Politico Rand Paul, a Republican candidate, is the most recent to bite the dust.
After a poor showing in the Iowa Caucus earlier this week (taking only 4.5% of the votes), Rand Paul suspended his campaign today (3rd of January), only two days after one of his competition, Mike Huckabee did the same. The GOP don't have to worry about lack of representation though, as their are still ten candidates in the race.
Paul's apparent lack of appeal was made clear when he was dropped from the main slate of candidates. He was chosen to debate with the "front runners" for the the first five television debates but dropped for the sixth. Miffed by the downgrade, he then refused to attend the undercard event. Although during his time with the front runners, Donald Trump did joke about what he was doing there.
The senator, who has served in the Senate for five years, said in a statement: "It's been an incredible honour" and he will still be fighting for the cause of Liberty.
It is believed that the libertarian, suffered due to the lack of funding. In the second quarter, he raised $7 million dollars, which was a small amount compared to his competitors. The amount he raised dropped significantly to $2.5 million in the third quarter.
The race is set to continue for a good few months, and it has been speculated on social media that the drop-outs will continue. The results of the Iowa caucus announced Ted Cruz as the winner for the GOP with Hillary Clinton winning for the Democrat party, though her victory was so slim it was decided by a coin toss!
So that's another one down! Who do you think will clinch both the titles up for grabs? Comment below.