Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended their bids for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In a statement on Dec. 1, Sestak, 67, told supporters that it was an “honor” to run for president of the United States, calling it a “priceless opportunity.”
“It has been an endeavor filled with immeasurable wisdom, passions, humor, and insights to, and from, the people of America,” he said.
“Its a marvelous fabric we Americans have woven together throughout the centuries. I know there is a tear in that fabric right now, but it can be repaired by someone who can lead, and therefore unite, all Americans.”
Thank you for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/mW5Qdi3bhT
— Joe Sestak (@JoeSestak) December 1, 2019
“A moral compass for our great ship of state is the beacon most needed today. And it is for the Captain of State who offers it that all Americans will provide the fair winds and following seas to advance us,” Sestak, a retired U.S. Navy officer, added. “That is necessary for us both at home and abroad, to convene the world to advance our policies and commitment to democratic values for our collective good.”
Bullock, 53, announced on Dec. 2 he was ending his campaign.
“I entered this race as a voice to win back the places we lost, bridge divides, and rid our system of the corrupting influence of dark money. While the concerns that propelled me to enter in the first place have not changed, I leave this race filled with gratitude and optimism, inspired and energized by the good people Ive had the privilege of meeting over the course of the campaign,” he said in a statement.
Today, Im suspending my campaign for President.
Thank you for your belief, your trust, and your support. Read my full statement here: https://t.co/eWuRmOqjlT