Republican presidential hopeful and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday via her Facebook account that she was ending her campaign.
Fiorina, the only woman in the Republican field of White House candidates, confirmed her withdrawal from the race after a poor showing Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, where she received 4 percent of the vote and which New York magnate Donald Trump handily won.
"While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," Fiorina said on Facebook.
The 61-year-old Fiorina went on to say that "I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential."
At the start of the campaign, Fiorina was deemed to have given a good performance in the first Republican debate in August 2015 that secured her - temporarily - the support of 15 percent of GOP voters. At the time, she presented herself as the main opposition to Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
However, Fiorina's candidacy deflated as the months passed and at the Iowa Republican caucuses in early February she garnered just 2 percent of the votes.
Also on Wednesday, media reports were that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had withdrawn from the Republican race.
Thus, the remaining GOP presidential hopefuls include: Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The next datapoint on the Republican campaign calendar will be the South Carolina primary on Feb. 20. EFE