Will Hurd Drops Out Of GOP Presidential Primary, Endorses Nikki Haley | EUROtoday

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Texas Rep. Will Hurd dropped out of the Republican presidential major Monday, saying he believes the celebration must all rally round a substitute for front-runner Donald Trump and is throwing his assist behind Nikki Haley.

“Unfortunately, it has become clear to me and my team that the time has come to suspend our campaign,” Hurd stated in a press release. “While I appreciate all the time and energy our supporters have given, it is important to recognize the realities of the political landscape and the need to consolidate our party around one person to defeat both Donald Trump and President [Joe] Biden.”

“If the Republican party nominates Donald Trump or the various personalities jockeying to imitate his divisive, crass behavior,” he continued, “we will lose.”

Haley, the ambassador to the United Nations throughout Trump’s administration, “has shown a willingness to articulate a different vision for the country than Donald Trump and has an unmatched grasp on the complexities of our foreign policy,” Hurd stated. “I wholeheartedly endorse Ambassador Haley and look forward to supporting her for the remainder of this race.”

Haley is polling at simply 6.7%, in accordance with a median of nationwide polls gathered by FiveThirtyEight. She is in a distant fourth place, polling greater than 8 factors behind Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and greater than 50 factors behind Trump, who stays the clear front-runner regardless of skipping out on the 2 latest GOP major debates.

She’s polling neck-and-neck with political newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy, who, not like Haley, has shied away from criticizing Trump.

Hurd vowed on the marketing campaign path that by no means would he assist Trump because the celebration’s nominee, citing the previous president’s myriad authorized troubles. While campaigning, Hurd additionally refused to signal a pledge to assist whoever turns into the GOP nominee ― one of many Republican National Committee’s standards for taking part in its major debates.

Both that and Hurd’s low polling numbers stored him from taking part within the two GOP major debates.

“In 14 short weeks, my team and I matched the accomplishments of many of the other candidates in the race who had significantly higher name ID and cash advantage,” Hurd stated Monday. “I am honored to have had the support of the people who made this possible.”