The field of Republican presidential candidates got one man smaller Tuesday as Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal acknowledged he didn't have a chance of breaking out of the rear pack. "It's been an incredible honor to run for President of this great country," Jindal tweeted as he left the race.
JIndal was never able to make a dent in the polls in a field that included 17 candidates at one point. The debate format kept him from the main stage for most events, making it harder to get attention.
His announcement Tuesday included a reference to his humbie beginnings as the son of immigrant parents.
"They raised me to believe Americans can do anything, and they were right, we can," he wrote. "But this is not my time, so I am suspending my campaign for President.
"Going forward, I believe we have to be the party of growth and we can never stop being the party that believes in opportunity. We cannot settle for The Left's view of envy and division. We have to be the party that says everyone in this country - no matter the circumstances of their birth or who their parents are - can succeed in America.
"One of the things I will do is go back to work at the think tank I started a few years ago - where I will be outlining a blueprint for making this the American century."
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