Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) said on Friday that hes no longer competing for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Delaney, 56, said that it was a privilege to campaign for the presidency “but it is clear that God has a different purpose for me at this moment in time.”
“I leave this race with a profound sense of gratitude to the voters who shared with me their hopes and concerns for our magnificent country, in admiration for the other contenders for the nomination and proud of the work we did to change the debate,” Delaney said in a statement.
Delaney thanked campaign members, volunteers, supporters, friends, and family for their support.
“We need to provide workable solutions to the economic issues facing hardworking Americans, create opportunity for young people in all communities, restore a sense of unity and common purpose to our nation, and re-establish the United States as an engaged global leader. I believe our campaign was unique in its consistent focus on these four themes. Our economic, environmental and technological future is dependent upon the choices we make and the actions we take,” he said.
“For too long we have made bad choices and failed to act; we must change course. This race was never about me, but about ideas and doing whats right for our nation.”
Delaney said his campaign generated unique, data-driven ideas, including how to create a universal health care system, how to properly price carbon, how to invest in rural America, and how to reform the education system.
Those ideas are now available to the Democratic party and Delaney said hed continue to advocate for them.
Delaney did not say what his role would be after ending his bid.
In a press release announcing the decision, Delaneys campaign said it was “informed by internal analyses indicating Johns support is not sufficient to meet the 15% viability in a material number of caucus precincts, but sufficient enough to cause other moderate candidates to not to make the viability threshold, especially in rural areas where John haRead More – Source