Ray McKinney has ended his long shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination to run for Congress in Georgeia's 12th district.
"Like most novice candidates who start at the top, he found it difficult to be taken seriously," says Larry Peterson of the Savannah Morning News.
On his campaign site, which is currently under construction, McKinney is quoted as saying: "We are in a point and time where every vote matters! We cannot lose...not today...not now. The cost is too high."
McKinney placed ahead of John McCain and Sam Brownback in the Texas Straw Poll on September 1 and also made two appearances on This Is Politics including one debate.