BREAKING: A Republican presidential candidate just dropped out of the race

Francis Suarez

Running for president is not for the faint of heart. This candidate realized that rather quickly.

And a Republican presidential candidate just dropped out of the race.

With the first debate come and gone, the race for the Republican nomination for president is heating up.

Donald Trump is currently leading by a safe margin, and that’s putting pressure on the other candidates who are trying to catch up.

But one of those candidates felt the pressure more so than the rest of the field.

Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami dropped out of the race on Tuesday after low poll numbers and failing to make the stage for the first Republican debate.

“Running for President of the United States has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” said Suarez in a social media post.

“While I have decided to suspend my campaign for President, my commitment to make this a better nation for every American remains.”

After not making the debate stage, it shouldn’t be a shock that the Miami Mayor dropped out.

“If you can’t meet the minimum thresholds, you shouldn’t be trying to take time and volume away from people that do. I don’t think candidates should just sort of linger around if they don’t have a credible path” Suarez said.

The Republican National Committee requires any debate participant to poll at least 1%, among other conditions.

Mayor Suarez thought he achieved that number, until he found out the polls in his favor weren’t being counted.

According to NBC News, “The Miami mayor also believed he met the RNC’s polling requirement, thinking that three polls in which he’d hit the necessary 1% would be counted and that he would be allowed to debate.”

“Suarez prematurely celebrated making the stage, posting a video that’s since been deleted, before learning one of those polls wasn’t counted by the RNC.”

It was always going to be an uphill climb for Francis Suarez.

In a state that is home to Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, both whom are at the top of the polls, Suarez needed to find a way to get more name recognition.

Unfortunately, that never materialized for the Mayor.

Now Americans will wait patiently to see if other candidates at the bottom of the polls will follow Suarez’s lead and withdraw from contention.

Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.