HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he’s ending his Democratic presidential campaign, saying it’s become clear that he won’t have a shot at being his party’s nominee.
The two-term governor and former state attorney general tried to make the case that he was the best bet to beat President Donald Trump because he was the only Democratic candidate to win in a state that Trump won in 2016. But he got a late start, announcing his candidacy in May and joining nearly two dozen other Democratic candidates competing for attention and campaign donations.
“While there were many obstacles we could not have anticipated when entering this race, it has become clear that in this moment, I won’t be able to break through to the top tier of this still-crowded field of candidates,” Bullock said in a statement.
Today, I’m suspending my campaign for President.— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) December 2, 2019
Thank you for your belief, your trust, and your support. Read my full statement here: https://t.co/eWuRmOqjlT
"While there were many obstacles we could not have anticipated when entering this race, it has become clear that in this moment, I won't be able to break through to the top tier of this still-crowded field of candidates."https://t.co/55pIH5Tt00— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) December 2, 2019
JUST IN: Montana Gov. Bullock suspends his campaign to be the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee https://t.co/JGk8xV0mrB— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 2, 2019
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