Ron Paul announced Monday that he would no longer campaign in states that have yet to hold their presidential primaries, effectively putting an end to the last remaining primary challenge to Mitt Romney.
"Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," Paul said in a statement released by the campaign Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
The move comes two weeks before Paul’s home state of Texas – which awards 155 delegates – is scheduled to vote in its GOP primary. Paul had been airing television ads in the Lone Star state.
Other big states left on the calendar include California and New Jersey on June 8; the final presidential primary will be Utah’s on June 26.