WASHINGTON –Democrat Beto O’Rourke dropped out of the crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race on Friday, saying it had grow to be clear his marketing campaign didn’t have the assets to proceed to hunt his social gathering’s nomination.
“My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country,” O’Rourke wrote in a submit that he shared on Twitter.
O’Rourke, 47, a former Texas congressman, was struggling to qualify for the following Democratic debate after months of poor showings in opinion polls and lackluster fundraising.
O’Rourke, who grew to become a Democratic rock star after virtually successful a U.S. Senate seat in Texas in 2018, stated he would additionally not be working for the Senate subsequent yr, a call that may disappoint some social gathering leaders.
“We will work to ensure that the Democratic nominee is successful in defeating Donald Trump in 2020. I can tell you firsthand from having the chance to know the candidates, we will be well served by any one of them, and Im going to be proud to support whoever she or he is,” O’Rourke’s Twitter submit stated.
His withdrawal leaves 17 Democratic contenders for the nomination to run in opposition to the Republican president.
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