Ron Paul pulls back on campaign
Libertarian Ron Paul, the final Republican contender for Mit Romney, announced he will no longer campaign in the 11 states that have not yet voted for the republican primaries.
“Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Paul wrote, “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”
The Texas Congressman announced in an email that he would continue to accrue delegates to the Republican National Convention held at Tampa, FL in August.
Of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the primaries, Paul has secured only 104, putting him in 4th place – miles behind Romney, who currently holds a grand total of 966. Santorum holds 264, followed by Gingrich who holds 130.
In his email announcement, Paul said, “Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process.”
To date, Ron Paul has shown great ability to win delegates at state party conventions, making it possible he will overcome Gingrich before their August meet in Florida.
“This campaign fought hard and won electoral success that the talking heads and pundits never thought possible. But, this campaign is also about more than just the 2012 election. It has been part of a quest I began 40 years ago and that so many have joined. It is about the campaign for Liberty, which has taken a tremendous leap forward in this election and will continue to grow stronger in the future until we finally win.”