WASHINGTON – Democrat Beto O'Rourke announced the end of his presidential campaign on Friday.
He made the announcement on Twitter, shortly before 5:30 p.m.
Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019
In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. https://t.co/8jrBPGuX4t
He posted a longer message here.
In August, O'Rourke came to our region, becoming the first candidate to do so this election season.
In the Oct. 17-29 polling window, O'Rourke was tied for seventh place among Democratic candidates, according to the Real Clear Politics average.