Longshot presidential candidate Ryan Binkley suspends 2024 campaign, leaving Trump and Haley to duke it out for GOP ticket

And then there were two, officially.

Longshot Republican presidential candidate Ryan Binkley suspended his campaign Tuesday after failing to crack 1% of the vote in any early state contest.

The 56-year-old Texas pastor and businessman was the last GOP candidate in the race apart from Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, and threw his support behind the 45th president after announcing the end of his presidential bid.

Ryan Binkley suspended his campaign for president after only receiving 1,256 votes in the first four states. AP

“Today, I am suspending my campaign for the Presidency of the United States of America and offering my endorsement and unwavering support for President Trump. I would like to thank my family, friends, campaign team, 80,000 plus financial supporters, and the hundreds of volunteers who helped share my vision,” Binkley wrote on X.

“Throughout my campaign, I have seen our party struggle to find a place for a new vision while weighing the corrupt allegations and indictments against President Trump. He will need everyone’s support, and he will have mine moving forward,” Binkley added.

Binkley — who outlasted big-name candidates including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and former Vice President Mike Pence — entered the Republican race in April and focused his campaign on unifying the country and approaching the border crisis with “peace, safety, security and care.”

He also ran on restoring economic strength, transforming the health care system and achieving energy independence.

Binkley is a Texas businessman and pastor. ZUMAPRESS.com

While Binkley was the first GOP candidate to visit all 99 Iowa counties ahead of the Jan. 15 caucus — completing what Hawkeye State political watchers call the “Full Grassley” — he didn’t receive enough support to qualify for any of the five Republican primary debates.

Binkley spent more than $8 million of his personal fortune on his campaign, but received just 1,256 votes in the first four states — a total of approximately $3,710 per ballot cast for him.

In Iowa, Binkley received 774 votes, or 0.7%.

Binkley endorsed Donald Trump for president with “unwavering support.” AP

That was followed by 315 votes in the Jan. 23 New Hampshire primary, less than 0.1% support.

Binkley also received under 0.1% in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, a total of 527 votes.

He recorded his best result by percentage of the vote in the Feb. 8 Nevada caucus, where he got 0.9% support, with a total of 540 ballots.

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