Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has dropped out of the 2016 race for President.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

In a video announcement, the Republican Senator from South Carolina thanked those who backed his bid for the Presidency...

(Graham) "You have honored me with your support. I believe we've run a campaign we can be proud of."

The announcement comes as the deadline has arrived to take his name off the ballot for the South Carolina primary.

Senator Graham launched his Presidential campaign last summer in his home town of Central, South Carolina, vowing to be tough on terror. He barely registered in the polls.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.