Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has ended his bid to become the Democratic nominee for President.
O’Rourke broke the news on his Twitter account shortly before a campaign rally in Iowa was supposed to take place.
“Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively. In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee,” he wrote.
“I am grateful to all the people who made up the heart and soul of this campaign. You were among the hundreds of thousands who made a donation, signed up to volunteer or spread the word about this campaign and our opportunity to help decide the election of our lifetime,” he continued.