Miami, Florida, Mayor Francis Suarez has dropped out of the GOP presidential primary less than three months after announcing his White House bid.
“While I have decided to suspend my campaign for President, my commitment to making this a better nation for every American remains,” Suarez noted on social media. “I look forward to keeping in touch with the other Republican presidential candidates and doing what I can to make sure our party puts forward a strong nominee who can inspire and unify the country, renew Americans’ trust in our institutions and in each other, and win.”
“Running for President of the United States has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” he noted. “Throughout this process, I have met so many freedom-loving Americans who care deeply about our nation, her people, and its future. It was a privilege to come so close to appearing on stage with the other candidates at last week’s first debate.”
Former President Donald Trump holds a decisive lead in the GOP presidential primary contest.
Suarez has served as mayor of Miami since mid-November 2017.
According to the Miami Herald, Suarez voted for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in the Sunshine State’s 2018 governor’s race. Republican candidate Ron DeSantis ultimately won that contest, and he later won re-election in 2022. Gov. DeSantis is one of the Republican candidates seeking the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination.
Suarez has also a promoted climate alarmism ideology.
“Climate change is not a distant threat for Miami; it’s a daily presence in people’s lives. The city has been fighting to stay above water for decades. It knows that its future as a vibrant international hub for business, tourism, arts and culture depends on making the city more resilient to the impact of global warming,” Suarez and former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote in a 2019 opinion piece.
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