Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. waits for an introduction at the Sioux County Livestock Co. restaurant in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dec. 17, 2015.
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Mike Huckabee suspends presidential campaign

Updated

Former Arkansas governor and 2008 Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee announced on Twitter he will suspend his presidential campaign after finishing near the bottom of the pack on Monday.

Huckabee initially polled in the middle of a crowded Republican field in the Hawkeye State. But he was quickly overshadowed by political outsiders like Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Towards the end of his 2016 run he had been relegated to the undercard GOP debates.

His final campaign finance report revealed Huckabee had just $133,244 cash on hand.

This story originally appeared on NBCNews.com.

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee suspends presidential campaign

Updated