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What long-shot candidates know – The Atlantic

What long-shot candidates know – The Atlantic

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Several long-shot Republican candidates have quit the presidential race in recent weeks. Why did they hang on for this long—and why are they dropping out now? First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: Peppered With Upsets The start of the year marked the end of several 2024 presidential campaigns. First Chris Christie called it quits. Then Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the race. And after garnering zero delegates in Iowa this week, Asa Hutchinson dropped out too. These men never had a good shot at winning, so I wasn’t shocked to see them quit over the past week. More surprising was how long they’d stuck around. Why had they launched and maintained these long-shot campaigns? In American election cycles, especially in the past decade, it has not been uncommon for candidates who seem on paper to have …