BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday, saying he didn't think he'd have enough support in the next round of voting after a poor showing in the New Hampshire Primary.
"Today, we’re suspending our campaign, but not giving up the fight," he said. "I am not suspending my commitment to help—there is still work to be done. We are facing the most consequential election of our lifetime. Our democracy itself, let alone our civic commitments to equality, opportunity, and fair play, are at risk."
Tuesday night saw entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett pull out of the race.
Read Patrick's full statement here:
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the first-in-the-nation primary, beating former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg by only several thousand points. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in third, ahead of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.