NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of presidential race

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday he is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic primary, ending his campaign after struggling to gain traction in the race.

“It’s clearly not my time,” the Democrat said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The Democrat also said, "I feel like I've contributed all I can to this primary election."

De Blasio joined the presidential race in May, running as a proud progressive. But his campaign never caught fire.

He qualified for the first two rounds of Democratic presidential debates but has not qualified for others.

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