GOP Presidential Candidates Who Dropped out
Andrew Harnik/AP L), Justin Sullivan/Getty Images M, Ethan Miller/Getty Images (R

NEW YORK - The race for president is getting closer and the number of Republican candidates is getting slimmer. Here is a list of Republican candidates who will no longer be running for President in November 2024.

Asa Hutchinson

Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is the latest Republican candidate to suspend his 2024 presidential campaign. He announced the end of the campaign just a day after the Iowa caucuses. He placed sixth, winning 191 votes but failing to win any pledged delegates.

"I stand by the campaign I ran. I answered every question, sounded the warning to the GOP about the risks in 2024 and presented hope for our country's future," he said in a statement.

He has not made an endorsement for a 2024 Republican nominee.

Vivek Ramaswamy

Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur and author, announced the end of his presidential campaign Monday night following the Iowa caucuses, where he placed fourth. He won 8,449 votes and three pledged delegates.

"It is true that we did not achieve the surprise that we wanted to deliver tonight," said Ramaswamy. "As of this moment, we are going to suspend this presidential campaign."

Ramaswamy launched his campaign in February 2023 and positioned himself as and alternative to former President Donald Trump. He focused his campaign on combating "woke" ideology and was the youngest Republican candidate.

Ramaswamy has endorsed Trump for the presidential nomination.

Chris Christie

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ended his bid in January 2024, a few days before the Iowa caucuses took place. He dropped out after struggling to gain support compared to his Republican candidates.

"My goal has never been to be just a voice against the hate and division and the selfishness of what our party has become under Donald Trump," Christie said at a town hall in New Hampshire. "I've always said that if there came a point in time in this race where I couldn't see a path to accomplishing that goal, that I would get out."

Christie has not made an endorsement for a 2024 Republican nominee.

Doug Burgum

Burgum, governor of North Dakota, ended his campaign in December 2023 after failing to qualify for the third Republican debate.

"While this primary process has shaken my trust in many media organizations and political party institutions, it has only strengthened my trust in America," said Burgum, in a press release. "Our nation doesn't need to be perfect to be exceptional."

Burgum endorsed Donald Trump on the eve of the Iowa caucuses.

Tim Scott
Tim Scott Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tim Scott

South Carolina senator Tim Scott abruptly ended his campaign for president in November 2023, a move that surprised donors and stunned his campaign staff. He announced the news on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Night in America."

"I love America more today than I did on May 22," Scott said on the show. "But when I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign. I think the voters who are the most remarkable people on the planet have been really clear that they're telling me, 'Not now, Tim.'"

Scott has not made an endorsement for a 2024 Republican nominee.

Mike Pence

Former Vice President Mike Pence dropped his bid for president in October 2023 after struggling to raise money and gain traction in the polls.

"It's become clear to me: This is not my time," said Pence, at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual gathering in Las Vegas. "We always knew this would be an uphill battle, but I have no regrets."

Pence has not made an endorsement for a 2024 Republican nominee.

Larry Elder

Conservative radio host Larry Elder ended his presidential bid in October 2023. He failed to qualify for the first two Republican presidential primary debates and was the third GOP candidate to drop out of the race.

"As I look at the path forward, and after careful consideration and consultation with my campaign team, I have made the difficult decision to suspend my campaign," said Elder, in a statement.

Elder endorsed Trump for the presidential nomination on the same day he dropped out.

Perry Johnson
Perry Johnson Bryon Houlgrave/AP

Perry Johnson

Johnson, a Republican businessman, suspended his presidential campaign in October 2023. Failing to participate in the Republican debates played a major role in his decision. He criticized the Republican National Committee (RNC) for using "authoritarian power" and not letting him participate in the debates. The RNC said he didn't meet the required polling and donor qualifications

"I've said it before and I'll say it again, the people should decide the next president of the United States, not the head of the RNC and her cronies," said Johnson, in a statement. "With no opportunity to share my vision on the debate stage, I have decided at this time, suspending my campaign is the right thing to do."

Johnson endorsed Trump for the presidential nomination

Will Hurd

Former Texas Representative Will Hurd also ended his campaign in October 2023. He failed to build enough support, rarely getting more than 1% in polling and failing to qualify for the first two debates. He was an outspoken critic of Trump.

"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 Biden," Hurd said in a statement.

Hurd endorsed Nikki Haley for the presidential nomination

Francis Suarez

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez suspended his campaign after failing to qualify for the first Republican debate. He was the first Republican candidate to drop out.

"While I have decided to suspend my campaign for President, my commitment to making this a better nation for every American remains," he said in a statement.

He has not made an endorsement for a 2024 Republican nominee.

There are three Republican candidates that are still in the running, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Donald Trump — who has been dominating the race. These three candidates will face off once again on Jan. 23, in the New Hampshire primary.

© 2024 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.