Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced the suspension of his 2016 presidential campaign in a public statement on Wednesday. In the statement, reposted by CNN, Paul said it was an "honor" to run and pledges to "continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate."

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