Former congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke let his followers and supporters know that he was leaving the 2020 Democratic race for the nomination.

He also said that he would not be running for another office either.

“Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively. In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee,” the former Texas congressman said, also linking to a Medium post.

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“Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country,” he writes in the post.

“I decided to run for President because I believed that I could help bring a divided country together in common cause to confront the greatest set of challenges we’ve ever faced. … We should be proud of what we fought for and what we were able to achieve,” he writes.

O’Rourke lost a close U.S. Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz and picked up a lot of buzz for the fresh face of the Democratic Party but failed to gain traction in the crowded primary field as the campaign went on.

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