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2016 Republican presidential race dropouts

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Veronica Linares and Rafael Bernal
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks on Primary night at his election night watch party at the Radisson Hotel on February 9, 2016 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks on Primary night at his election night watch party at the Radisson Hotel on February 9, 2016 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo

After eight debates and in the early stages of the 2016 primaries, seven Republicans remain in the still-crowded field of GOP presidential candidates. The dropouts -- ten so far -- have all left with low poll standings, but campaign funds -- including Super PACs -- that range from the low seven figures to seemingly potent eight-figure war chests.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday they would join the list of former 2016 Republican presidential candidates after disappointing showings at the New Hampshire primaries:

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Carly Fiorina

"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." Full story.

GOP presidential candidates attend undercard debate in Des Moines, Iowa

Businesswoman Carly Fiorina speaks January 28 at the GOP undercard debate hosted by Fox News in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI


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Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $4,484,307
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 2.5 percent from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4

Chris Christie

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Presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks after Primary night

Former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks on primary night at his election night watch party Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, N.H. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI..

Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $1,126,158
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 2.5 percent from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4

Rick Santorum -- Feb. 3, 2016

"So thankful & grateful for your support. Just not our year. So today please join me in supporting @marcorubio." Source. Full story.

GOP presidential candidates attend undercard debate in Des Moines, Iowa

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum makes remarks on the undercard of a GOP debate hosted by Fox News, January 28 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI


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Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $42,920
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 0.3 percent from Jan. 18 to Jan. 27

Rand Paul -- Feb. 3, 2016

"Although today I will suspend my campaign for president, the fight is far from over. I will continue to carry the torch for liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term." Full story.

GOP presidential candidates attend debate in Des Moines, Iowa

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul responds to a question during a GOP debate hosted by Fox News on January 28 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI

Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $1,270,072
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:



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Poll standing: 2.4 percent from Jan. 15 to Jan. 27

Mike Huckabee -- Feb. 1, 2016

"I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support." Source.

GOP presidential candidates attend undercard debate in Des Moines, Iowa

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gestures as he answers a question during the undercard of a GOP debate hosted by Fox News on January 28 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI

Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $133,244
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 2.2 percent from Jan. 15 to Jan. 27, 2016

George Pataki -- Dec. 29, 2015

"Tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president. I'm confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together and who understands that politicians -- including the President -- must be the peoples' servant." Full story.

George Pataki attends the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidates Forum

Republican presidential hopeful former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidates Forum at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C., December 3, 2015. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI


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Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $13,571
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 0.0 percent from Dec. 10 to Dec. 21, 2015

Lindsey Graham -- Dec. 21, 2015

"Today I am suspending my campaign for president. I want to thank everyone who's taken this journey with me. You have honored me with your support. I believe we have run a campaign you can be proud of." Full story

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Former Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. in Washington D.C., December 3, 2015. Graham announced his withdrawal from the race Dec. 21. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI

Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $1,651,309
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 0.5 percent on Dec. 20, 2015

Bobby Jindal -- Nov. 17, 2015

"I've come to the realization that this is not my time." Full story.

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Republican Presidential Hopeful Jindal

Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., participates in the fourth Republican debate at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 10, 2015. Amid slumping poll numbers in a crowded field, Jindal dropped out of the race Nov. 17. Photo by Brian Kersey/UP

Reported Cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $260,939
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 0.3 percent on Nov. 4, 2015

Scott Walker -- Sept. 21, 2015

"I am being called to ... clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field." Full story

Republican Presidential Debate in Simi Valley, California

Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker arrives for the second Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA on September 16, 2015. Five days later, Walker dropped out of the race to "clear the field" for a conservative message. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Reported cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $44,554
- Super PAC ending cash on hand:



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Poll standing: 1.8 percent on Sept. 20, 2015

"I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, as long as we listen to the grassroots, listen to the cause of conservatism. If we do that, then our party will be in good hands." Full story

Republican presidential candidates speak in St. Louis

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers his remarks to the Eagle Council forum in St. Louis on September 11, 2015. Several Republican presidential candidates attended the weekend-long meeting with Perry announcing his retirement from the race. Photo by Bill Greenblatt

Reported Cash on hand:
- Campaign ending cash on hand: $44,554 - Super PAC ending cash on hand:

Poll standing: 0.8 percent on Sept. 11, 2015

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