Mitt Romney may be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but candidate Ron Paul isn’t officially hanging it up just yet. Despite Paul’s announcement Monday (May 14) that he’ll stop spending money on primaries, he will still try to get delegates for the national convention in Tampa.
“Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that liberty is the way of the future,” Paul says in a statement on his website. “Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”
Paul has 104 delegates, according to the Associated Press. With 966 delegates, Romney is still short of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination and face off against President Barack Obama in November.
“This campaign is also about more than just the 2012 election. It has been part of a quest I began 40 years ago and that so many have joined,” Paul said. “It is about the campaign for liberty, which has taken a tremendous leap forward in this election and will continue to grow stronger in the future until we finally win.”