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Mark Everson pulls out of presidential race

Mark Everson (Image Source: WLOX News) Mark Everson (Image Source: WLOX News)
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -

The race for the Republican nomination for president has one less candidate. Mark Everson, of Gautier, announced Thursday he is ending his campaign.

Everson is a former commissioner of the IRS and worked for both the Reagan and second Bush administrations.

Everson’s decision to pull out of the race was made on his campaign website, markforamerica.com:

I am ending my campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency, effective immediately. While encouraged by my interactions with voters over the past eight months, particularly in recent weeks throughout New Hampshire, I simply have not generated enough media exposure or funding to continue.

My conversations with Americans across our great country—from Marengo, Iowa to Dover, New Hampshire and from Gulfport, Mississippi to Santa Fe, New Mexico—have reinforced my belief in the resiliency, optimism and patriotism of the American people. Americans yearn for constructive solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. It is my hope and belief that the vigorous but sometimes sloppy contest underway amongst Republicans will produce a strong nominee poised to gain victory a year from now and unite us as a people.

I thank the Republican National Committee and the state party in New Hampshire. Despite never having held elective office, each welcomed my participation in the process. I am deeply appreciative to friends and those who have offered support throughout this endeavor, including the many fine Americans I have met over the course of the campaign.   

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