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Seth Moulton pulls plug on presidential campaign


Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks with reporters, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at the Hillsborough County Democrats Summer Picnic, in Greenfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne/AP)

And then there were 20 or so.

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) pulled the plug Friday on a White House bid that never really was, leaving Mayor Bill de Blasio as one of the dwindling number of so-called 1-percenters still in the race.

Moulton planned to tell supporters that he was ending his race in a San Francisco speech to Democrats.

“Though this campaign is not ending the way we hoped, I am leaving this race knowing that we raised issues that are vitally important to the American people and our future,” Moulton, 40, said in a statement provided to reporters.

Moulton, a moderate who was best known for his failed rebellion against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, trumpeted his national security credentials and personal story as a young Iraq War veteran.

But he never gained any traction with voters or donors and failed to qualify for even the oversized first and second Democratic debates.

Moulton hasn’t announced his future political plans but progressives have vowed to hit him with a primary challenge saying he sides with Republicans too much in Congress.

Moulton joins fellow also-rans John Hickenlooper and Jay Inslee in heading for the White House exits.

De Blasio has insisted he will soldier on with his much-mocked campaign, even though he remains stuck near the very bottom of the still-crowded field.