RadioOnFire.com - Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is dropping out of the Democratic primary after a three-month campaign that failed to gain traction in a field of more than two dozen candidates.
Speaking from a union hall outside San Francisco on Monday, Swalwell thanked his staff, supporters and family for their efforts, saying he’ll shift his focus to running for reelection to the House.
“Being honest with ourselves, we had to look at how much money we were raising, [and] where we were in the polls,” he said.
As one of the youngest 2020 election contenders, Swalwell, 38, tried to distinguish himself as part of a new generation of Democratic leaders.
During the first Democratic debate last month, he invoked an old quote from one of the front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, saying that “it’s time to pass the torch.”