Former Maryland congressman and self-made millionaire John Delaney has announced he will drop out of the 2020 presidential race after spending tens of millions of dollars campaigning but failing to make it out of the bottom tier.
Delaney was the first person to announce his candidacy more than two-and-a-half years ago.
“I encourage the party to sharpen its focus on the growing opportunity inequality that exists in both rural America and struggling urban communities,” Delaney said in a statement Friday. “The concentration of start-ups and investment capital in a small number of areas is troubling and smart public policy is needed to encourage entrepreneurs to start businesses everywhere.”
He was best known for blasting top-tier candidates for their support of Medicare for All and the Green New Deal during the second Democrat debate. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-ME) were making promises about health care and the environment that they couldn’t possibly deliver if they were elected, Delaney said.
It says something about how radical the Democrat party has become when a moderate candidate with these views can’t get any support.
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