“My message of being a principled Republican with experience and telling the truth about the current front-runner did not sell in Iowa,” he said in a statement. “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.”
The former governor had little hope of winning the Iowa caucuses or the GOP nomination. He regularly polled at 1% or less in national and early nominating state polls.
And after the first GOP primary debate in late