Democratic presidential candidate, Jay Inslee, has announced that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential election race. Inslee took to MSNBC yesterday to make his decision known to the public. He said that he decided to withdraw because it had become obvious that his chances of winning were slim.
Inslee, Washington Governor, Drops Out Of Presidential Race
Over the last few months, the core of Inslee’s campaign has been reversing the effects and reducing the impact of climate change. The Trump administration had received a lot of backlash for its lack of concern about the environment. So, Inslee, who had been the governor of Washington since 2013, gained a lot of environmentalists during his campaign. During the interview with Rachel Maddow, he said; “It had become clear that I will not be the one to carry the ball. I will not become president. So, I am withdrawing from the race.”
Keep in mind that all aspirants have just seven days make up their minds about the race with the Democratic primaries coming up in Houston. By withdrawing from the presidential race, Inslee has left two other Democratic candidates to continue; Colorado Gov, John Hickenlooper, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
Inslee may not have been among the top tier candidates who generated a lot of buzz on but those who supported him did so with all their hearts. This is because his plans to make America stop the use of fossil fuels and stick to clean energy were realistic.
During his first and second fundraisers, his team generated a total of $5.25 million, $2.25 million during the first and $3 million during the second. According to reports from the Federal Election Commission in August, only eight donors raised an outstanding $2.2 million to support Inslee’s PAC Act Now On Climate agenda.