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Obama’s protégé refused to fight for the US presidency

Democratic White House contender Beto O’Rourke had to pull out of the race because of a lack of funding.

“At this point, we must honestly admit to ourselves that we do not have the means to run successfully this campaign,” the former Texas Congressman said at a meeting with his supporters. He also noted that he made such a decision in the interests of other candidates from the Democratic Party.

O’Rourke, 47, announced his intention to run for President in March. Former President Barack Obama, who said the Democratic Party needed “fresh blood,” supported him. His main goals, the contender called the struggle for the rights of immigrants, overcoming the split in American society, as well as the fight against global climate change.

On the first day of his campaign, O’Rourke raised more than $6 million, but only raised $4.5 million for the entire third quarter of 2019. In recent months, O’Rourke has failed to break into the leadership of the Democratic race. According to opinion polls, his rating did not exceed 3%.