Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has suspended his campaign for President following a fourth place finish in the South Carolina primary behind former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer.
An aide on the campaign broke the news, saying the numbers weren’t there for him to win the nomination. “Pete believes this is the right thing to do for our country, for our party and for Americans across the country eager to heal our divided nation, defeat this president and work to fix our broken politics,” the aide told Fox News.
Buttigieg won the Iowa caucuses, barely edging out Sanders, but couldn’t seem to find momentum in the primaries that followed.
He is expected to address supporters at 8:30 p.m.
This is a developing story.