(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Inslee will run for third term as Washington governor…
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee formally removed his name from the list of candidates for Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election during an interview with MSNBC Wednesday night.
Inslee ran on a platform of climate change but appeared to not gain enough poll support in his bid to be invited to the next set of Democratic debates.
“I’m not going to be the president, so I’m withdrawing tonight from the race,” Inslee said in the interview with MSNBC.
Inslee will continue to work to encourage other candidates to make climate change a focus of their platforms he told MSNBC, and has received messages of support for his focus on climate change from other Democratic hoepfulls, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachussettes and Senator Kamala Harris of California, according to the New York Times.
Inslee will now turn his focus onto being re-elected for a third term as the State’s governor in 2020.
“I want to continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and divisive agenda, while strengthening and enhancing Washington State’s role as a progressive beacon for the nation,” Inslee wrote in an email to supporters after withdrawing from the Democratic race, according to the New York Times.