Lincoln Chafee Pulls Democratic Presidential Bid
The former governor of Rhode Island declared his presidential campaign in June, but never picked up much traction in the months following. His numbers in the polls never left the single digits during his campaign.
Chafee said one of the reasons he decided to end it at this particular time was because Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton had a “good week,” citing her success in the debate, Senator Webb dropping out, Vice President Biden declining to run, and her performance in the Benghazi hearing.
His exit comes two days after Vice President Joe Biden announced he would not be entering a presidential bid, and three days after former Virginia Senator Jim Webb also ended his Democratic bid.
There are now only three candidates in the Democratic party remaining: former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.