Three More Down: Yang, Patrick & Bennet All Suspend Their Presidential Campaigns

Nick Kangadis | February 12, 2020
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It's over. That's the line for three Democratic presidential candidates one day after Tuesday's New Hampshire primary that saw Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) narrowly defeat former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) all suspended their presidential campaigns following the results of the New Hampshire primary.

Yang thanked supporters through his Twitter profile and said that "while we did not win this election, we are just getting started."

Here's one of Yang's tweets announcing his dropping out:


After Bennet announced his departure, he told WMUR TV that he's "going to make sure that I do everything I can to ensure that Donald Trump is a one-term president."

Bennet retweeted the comments he made to WMUR:


As of this writing, Patrick hasn't made an announcement on Twitter, but he did release a statement to supporters through an email.

"I am not suspending my commitment to help – there is still work to be done," Patrick said in the email, according to the USA Today.

According to the New York Times, these departures leave the Democrat field down to eight candidates:

Former vice president Joe Biden

Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg

Former South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg

Sen. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Billionaire hedge fund executive and climate change activist Tom Steyer

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)