Republican presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 31, 2016.
Kiichiro Sato—AP
By Daniel White
February 2, 2016

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Monday that he was suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a poor showing at the Iowa caucuses.

Huckabee suspended his campaign in a tweet, thanking supporters for their loyalty. Preliminary numbers reported by the Iowa Republican party show Huckabee received less than 2% of votes in Iowa.

In his second bid for the presidential nomination, Huckabee had run himself tired—polling low in Iowa after a long campaign in a state that he won in 2008.

Huckabee is not the only candidate to drop out of the race after a poor performance Monday night in Iowa as Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley also suspended his campaign.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to win amongst Republicans in Iowa with 27.7% of the vote there, ahead of front-runner Donald Trump.

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