Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee didn't wait until the Iowa Caucus was over before tweeting that he was suspending his campaign.
As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned.
I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2016
Huckabee finished Iowa with 2% of the vote.
Maryland's Martin O'Malley also suspended his campaign, and thanked Americans for "giving me an opportunity to be a part of writing this story of our country's future."
I want to thank everyone who came out to our events and lent me their ear and everyone who went out to caucus for me tonight," O'Malley said.
According to ABC News sources, O'Malley spent more time in Iowa than any of the other Democrat candidate and he was the most "accessible."
"Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of you my true friends who have helped me in waging this courageous battle," he said. "When I got into this 8 months ago I had no doubt that it would be anything but a tough fight. And it is a tough fight. But I have always been drawn to a tough fight."