“It’s with a full heart that I share this news-I’m suspending my campaign for president,” he tweeted.
“To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot — thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together.”
Booker’s exit comes just weeks before the primary season begins in New Hampshire and Iowa, and the day before the seventh Democratic primary debate, for which he did not qualify.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” he said in a video announcing his withdrawal.
Reporting by Don Jacobson
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