FLASH: Democratic Aspirant Beto O’Rourke Drops Out Of Presidential Race
Beto O’Rourke, a democratic aspirant for the United States 2020 Presidential election has dropped his bid in an announcement made on Friday, November 1.
Yans.ng gathered that the former rep revealed that he could not raise enough fund to remain competitive against his party’s leading aspirants.
O’Rourke’s announcement came hours before the party’s aspirants were scheduled to speak at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the Liberty and Justice Celebration.
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He said: "We have to clearly see at this point that we do not have means to pursue this campaign successfully.”
The aspirant reportedly made the decision this week as a result of lagging campaign funds.
He told his supporters that "though this is the end of this campaign, we are right in the middle of this fight. I will do everything that I can to support the eventual nominee of this party with everything that I've got, and I encourage every single one of you to do the same,"
"I will still be part of all the causes that brought us here together in the first place, whether it is ending gun violence or confronting climate change before it is too late or addressing the structural racism in America or making sure this economy works for every single one of us. I will still be part of the fight."
His decision was greeted by fellow Democratic candidates who applauded his campaign saying he has made the party and the nation stronger.
The Democratic Party is set for a fierce political battle with President Donald Trump of the Republican Party for the 2020 election