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Mike Huckabee dropping out of GOP race

Mike Huckabee dropping out of GOP race

Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago.

As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned.

The former Arkansas governor announced his 2016 bid in May in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton, joining what would become a crowded Republican field that included many political newcomers.

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