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Graham suspends presidential campaign

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 01:53

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says he's dropping his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, leaving 13 candidates left in the crowded field. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday (December 21) he is dropping out of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, leaving 13 candidates in the party's still-crowded field. "Today, I'm suspending my campaign for president," the South Carolina senator said in a video posted on YouTube. Graham, a hawk on defense and foreign policy, ranked in lowest tiers in opinion surveys of Republican voters in a race being dominated by a political outsider, real estate tycoon Donald Trump. "I'm going to suspend my campaign. I'm not going to suspend my desire to help the country," Graham said. "I've hit a wall here." Graham said he was proud of what he called his bold, practical solutions on debt and immigration. "I got into this race to put forward a plan to win a war that we cannot afford to lose, and to turn back the tide of isolationism that was rising in our party. I believe we've made enormous progress in this effort," he said.

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Graham suspends presidential campaign

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 01:53