Fiorina, Christie drop out


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Saturday October 31st, 2015. Governor Christie was one of many Republican Presidential candidates to speak at the event. (The Daily Iowan/Kyle Close)

Rebecca Morin, [email protected]

Two GOP presidential candidates called it quits Wednesday.

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suspended their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday afternoon.

Fiorina released a statement through her campaign as well as her Facebook page.

“I’ve said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I’m not going to start now,” Fiorina said in the statement. “While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.”

Fiorina’s decision came one day after the New Hampshire primary, in which she got 4.1 percent of the votes. Those results are eight days after the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses in which Fiorina got only 1.9 percent of the vote.

Fiorina ended in both states with zero delegates for the national convention.

Christie also announced he was ending his campaign on Facebook.

“I ran for president with the message that the government needs to once again work for the people, not the people work for the government,” Christie said in a statement released on Facebook. “That message was heard by and stood for by a lot of people, but just not enough and that’s OK.”

During the Feb. 6 GOP debate sponsored by ABC News, Christie had his chance in the spotlight after calling out Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for reverting back to his “memorized 25-second speech” during the debate. The move was a last push to solidify a top spot in the GOP primary — that so happened to not pan out.

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