Democrat Cory Booker has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Monday, ending a campaign whose message failed to resonate with the public.
Since launching his campaign last February, the senator from New Jersey struggled to raise the amount of money required to support a White House bid.
Booker was at the back of the pack in most surveys and failed to meet the polling requirements needed to participate in Tuesday’s democratic debate.
He also missed last month’s debate and exits the presidential race polling in low single digits in the early primary states as well as nationwide.
In an email to supporters, Senator Cory Booker said that he “got into this race to win” and that his failure to make the debates prevented him from raising raise the money required for victory.
“Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington,” he said.
Upon hearing the news, President Trump took to social media to send a message to Booker: