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Former Congressman John Delaney drops out of presidential race

Former Congressman John Delaney (D-Maryland) dropped his bid for the Presidency on Friday morning, three days ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. In a statement on his ...
Election 2020 John Delaney

Former Congressman John Delaney (D-Maryland) dropped his bid for the Presidency on Friday morning, three days ahead of the Iowa Caucuses.

In a statement on his website, the campaign says it was becoming more clear that he would not meet the 15% threshold to remain viable in most caucus locations. The Iowa Caucuses are February 3.

“It has been a privilege to campaign for the Democratic nomination for President, but it is clear that God has a different purpose for me at this moment in time,” Delaney said in a statement.

Delaney was the first democrat to announce his run for the democratic nomination. That announcement came in July 2017.