The Democratic field for the 2020 election has been far too large for far too long, and some of the barnacles stuck on the bow of this sinking ship don’t seem at all concerned with their collective fate.
With just over a month before we turn our focus to the Hawkeye State for the all-important Iowa caucuses, the field of candidates has “dwindled” down to 14 Democratic candidates. This is impressive, given that we have seen a grand total of 28 total candidates attempt to make a splash in the hotly contested race.
Still, there are only a few of these candidates who have any real shot at the nomination, making it a bit baffling why folks like Deval Patrick and Marianne Williamson are still in the race at all.
Today, at least one of these low-polling hopefuls has seen the light.
Longshot Democrat presidential candidate Julián Castro ended his flailing White House campaign on Thursday after struggling to achieve a breakthrough in the polls in a crowded Democrat primary field.
“Today, it’s with a heavy heart and profound gratitude that I will suspend my campaign for president,” Castro said in a video statement shared to Twitter, adding it “simply isn’t our time” to clinch the Democrat nomination. “I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight,” he added.
Castro has been seen by many as an emerging figure in the politics of Texas, given that the Lone Star State is turning hard to the left as of late. His supporters are beginning to hint that perhaps a run for the Texas governorship is in the offing.
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