SALEM – Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, according to the New York Times.
Moulton is planning to officially announce his plans to bow out of the race to the Democratic National Committee on Friday.
Moulton’s decision to drop out appears to be due to a lack of support by Democratic primary voters, with only 1% backing the former military veteran, per The Hill. Moulton also failed to raise enough funding in support of his campaign.
"Though this campaign is not ending the way we hoped, I am leaving this race knowing that we raised issues that are vitally important to the American people and our future,” Moulton shared of his decision.
Moulton is the third democrat to leave the 2020 presidential race, following Democratic Governor Jay Inslee and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
Although he did not announce his support of any other candidate specifically, Moulton commented on his former running mates, sharing that the real democratic candidates who have a fighting chance at winning are Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
“I think it’s evident that this is now a three-way race between Biden, Warren and Sanders, and really it’s a debate about how far left the party should go,” Moulton shared.
Moulton also told the Washington Post that Biden “would make a fantastic president.” Adding, “He’s a mentor and a friend, and I’ve been impressed by the campaign he has run so far."
Seth Moulton now plans to run for re-election for the House of Representatives as well as relaunch his Serve America organization that advocates for veteran issues and the military.
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