By Allen Zhong
Former Vice President Mike Pence announced Saturday that he has ended his bid for the White House.
He came to the conclusion after traveling across the country in the last six months, Mr. Pence said at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas.
“Last June, I announced my intention to seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States because I believe this county is in a lot of trouble,” he said on the stage. “[After] traveling across the country over the past six months … it’s become clear to me: this is not my time.”
Mr. Pence’s announcement came after disappointing poll results, and it makes him the first major candidate to leave a race that has been dominated by his former boss-turned-rival, Donald Trump.
An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll from August found that the majority of U.S. adults, 57 percent, viewed Mr. Pence negatively, with only 28 percent having a positive view.
Mike Pence suspends 2024 presidential campaign
Pence is the fifth major candidate to either suspend his campaign or drop out.
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