The West Virginian delivered his announcement via video. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Nomi Prins, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. More TYT: https://go.tyt.com/Yrc3GcYR0LY
Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2019/01/25/richard-ojeda-president-drops-out/
“FORMER WEST VIRGINIA State Sen. Richard Ojeda ended his long-shot presidential bid on Friday. A leader of the state’s teachers strikes last year, Ojeda concluded that the campaign ultimately wasn’t winnable and told his supporters that he could no longer ask people to contribute money to a cause he thought was lost.
‘I don’t want to see people send money to a campaign that’s probably not going to get off the ground,’ he said in a video he recorded and provided to The Intercept and The Young Turks.
Hints that he was picking up momentum were strong, he said in an accompanying statement, but not strong enough. ‘The indications were very positive from an overwhelming response to our videos, to thousands of volunteers, and a level of grassroots fundraising support that grew every day. However, the last thing I want to do is accept money from people who are struggling for a campaign that does not have the ability to compete,’ he said.”
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