Eric Swalwell will reportedly drop out of 2020 race

Saul Bowman
July 10, 2019

Swalwell also indicated poor fundraising numbers in his Monday press conference to reporters. "I want to make it clear".

In other words, things would remain pretty much the same as they are now and Swalwell leaving the race will have no effect on anything.

Swalwell regularly tangled with gun-rights supporters on social media over limits on firearms access.

He said that he does not yet know who he will endorse in the primary, making a joke about one of the star players on the USA women's soccer team. He called Trump the "best political puncher in American politics, ever".

"We have to be honest about our own candidacy's viability", he said.

"I hope the district sees that these issues I was running on nationally were the district's issues", he said. "That was one of the challenges for us, there were a lot of heavyweights in that field".

The outlet reportedly spoke to over half a dozen unnamed campaigns and dozens of insiders and party officials, all of which said that everything hinges on the next debates, slated for July 30-31 in Detroit. But if he does, Swalwell won't be around to take the handoff.


Swalwell is technically not the first Democrat to drop out of the race; as BuzzFeed notes, former West Virginia state senator Richard Ojeda abandoned his campaign in January, after launching the campaign in November 2018. Kamala Harris confronting the former vice president for opposing forced school busing for racial integration in the 1970s.

The remaining Democrats are turning their attention to MI ahead of the next Democratic National Convention debate in Detroit.

Swalwell said whoever wins is going to need to "punch back" against President Donald Trump. The Montana governor had been polling slightly higher than Swalwell in the weeks before the congressman dropped out, meaning Swalwell might not have made it to the second debate. "We've achieved that. Communities across America who've been stricken by mass shootings now know that at least three of the frontrunners support this idea that these weapons of war do not belong in our communities".

The Democratic presidential primary contender will visit Saugatuck on July 21. However, Biden, 76, was not the oldest person on the Miami stage for the Democratic debate. Sen.

Swalwell announced his decision Monday.

Bullock and Swalwell are among four candidates who are on the edge, Politico reported, although Bullock now was ahead of Swalwell who had hit the polling threshold in only three polls, compared to Bullock's five. He expressed optimism with the future of the party, saying the next generation will solve issues affecting climate change, the cost of health care, student loan debt and gun violence.

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