Former Governor Mike Huckabee is suspending his campaign after a pretty crummy showing in the Iowa Caucus tonight.
I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2016
From NBC News:
Former Arkansas governor and 2008 Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee announced on Twitter he will suspend his presidential campaign after finishing near the bottom of the pack in the opening contest of the 2016 race on Monday.
Huckabee initially polled in the middle of a crowded Republican field in the Hawkeye State. But he was quickly overshadowed by political outsiders like Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Towards the end of his 2016 run he had been relegated to the undercard GOP debates.
His final campaign finance report revealed Huckabee had just $133,244 cash on hand.
Huckabee, 2008 caucus winner, got 2% tonight. Santorum, 2012 winner, got 1%.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 2, 2016
Bye Felicia. And by Felicia, I mean Huckabee.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 2, 2016
Mike Huckabee's next public appearance will be playing bass for his Reo Speedwagon tribute band at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) February 2, 2016
So where will his supporters run to? I’m thinking the Evangelical choice is Ted Cruz, but you never know…