Suarez suspends 2024 campaign, first Republican presidential candidate to drop out of nomination race

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Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami, Florida on Tuesday suspended his White House campaign, a week after he failed to qualify for the first Republican presidential nomination debate.

Suarez, the only major Latino contender for the GOP nomination, is the first Republican presidential candidate to drop out of the 2024 race.

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

Suarez stressed in his statement that he "will continue to amplify the voices of the Hispanic community — the fastest-growing voting group in our country. The Left has taken Hispanics for granted for far too long, and it is no surprise that so many are finding a home in America’s conservative movement. Our party must continue doing more to include and attract this vibrant community that believes in our country’s foundational values: faith, family, hard work and freedom. Younger voters, Independents, urban voters and suburban women- all of whom I've carried in previous elections — among others, should find a comfortable home in the GOP and its policies."

The mayor, who launched his long-shot presidential nomination bid in June, was one of the last candidates to enter the race.... (Read more)