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Mayor de Blasio finally quits 2020 presidential campaign — says, ‘It’s clearly not my time’

2019-09-20

Mayor de Blasio finally dropped out of the 2020 race on Friday after his quixotic campaign for president failed to gain traction in four months.

"I feel like I have contributed all I can to this primary election," de Blasio said said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe." "It’s clearly not my time, so I’m going to end my presidential campaign."

Breaking: Bill de Blasio announces he is ending his presidential campaign pic.twitter.com/vL8GcX3xV5

The mayor announced his bid for the White House on May 16.

He said he would continue to speak up for working people, a cornerstone of his campaign platform.

De Blasio's consistently polled around zero to 1%.

When he didn’t make the September primary debates — failing to meet polling or fundraising thresholds to get on the stage — the mayor suggested he would drop out of the race early next month.