Former Texas Rep. Will Hurd suspended his presidential campaign Monday evening and threw his support behind former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for 2024, according to a press release.
Hurd entered the crowded GOP primary field in late June, and campaigned largely on the border crisis, inflation and conflicts abroad, while frequently criticizing Republican frontrunner former President Donald Trump. When announcing the ending of his candidacy, Hurd said he believes Haley is the best candidate to unify the country and address national security issues, according to the press release.
“When I first entered the Republican presidential primary field in June, I knew I was a dark horse candidate with a path to victory that would contain many obstacles. But as I traveled across the country, I met so many Americans who believed in my campaign’s message of unity and common sense,” Hurd said in a statement. “Unfortunately, it has become clear to me and my team that the time has come to suspend our campaign. While I appreciate all the time and energy our supporters have given, it is important to recognize the realities of the political landscape and the need to consolidate our party around one person to defeat both Donald Trump and President Biden.”
Mary Lou Masters on October 9, 2023