Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to end his bid for the Democratic presidential primary this week, becoming the second Democrat to leave the 2020 presidential race after Rep. Eric Swalwell.
A Democrat close to Hickenlooper told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that the presidential candidate would announce his exit from the race on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Hickenlooper, 67, launched his White House bid in March, positioning himself as a common-sense candidate with the promise to unite the United States.
With a genial, quirky style, Hickenlooper could not make his voice heard in the crowd of more than 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls. As a result, he has been struggling with fundraising while polls show he registered at 1% or lower.
Before Hickenlooper, California Rep. Eric Swalwell decided to quit the presidential campaign in July, becoming the first Democratic candidate to leave the 2020 bid.
Swalwell, 38, announced his exit after three months in the presidential race, also with low polling numbers. He said he would run for re-election to his California congressional seat next year.
A lot of Democratic presidential candidates have been finding it difficult fundraising because donors are giving their money to a crowded field of about two dozen who are competing for the right to challenge President Trump Donald Trump.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been raising far less money than the Republican National Committee (RNC), which will likely hurt its liberal nominee in the 2020 election.
Includes reporting from The Associated Press.