With 5th Place In Iowa, Sen. Rand Paul To Continue Nomination Race

WASHINGTON, DC - February 1: Senator Rand Paul (R-TX) speaks during a caucus day rally at his Des Moines headquarters on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Presidential hopeful was accompanied by his wife, Kelly, mother, Carol Wells and his father, former Congressman Ron Paul. Pauls were there …

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will continue his campaign for the Republican nomination for President of The United States, after finishing in fifth place in the Iowa Caucus.

Every election we are told by the party establishment that the times are too dire or risky to try freedom as a solution. They say that the message of liberty and personal responsibility must wait until next election,” Sen. Paul said following the Iowa results.

But tonight, the people of Iowa proved that the time is now. We have never been more hungry for personal freedom and a restrained government. I’m grateful to my supporters here in the Hawkeye state, and I look forward to continuing the fight for liberty in New Hampshire.

Rand Paul had a strong top-five finish by placing ahead of Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, and the last two Iowa Caucus winners tonight. The voters spoke for the first time, and they showed that they believe everyone in our country should have the liberty to make the most of their lives, not just the well-connected and the political establishment,” a statement from his campaign read.

“Whether the issue is constitutional government, a balanced budget, a rational foreign policy, or preserving the entire Bill of Rights for all citizens, Rand Paul is the only one standing up for conservatives and liberty-loving Americans,” Paul’s campaign added.

Sen. Paul took to social media late Monday, writing on Twitter:

With 99% of precincts reporting, Sen. Paul garnered 4.5% of the vote in Iowa, good for fifth place behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Dr. Ben Carson.
He performed comparable to the results released by most polls that were conducted before the Iowa Caucus.