Montana’s Bullock Quits Presidential Race Amid Low Polling

Montana Governor Steve Bullock is ending his presidential campaign, citing an inability to gain traction with Democratic primary voters and, in a setback for Democrats, he has no plans to pursue a 2020 Senate bid.

“While there were many obstacles we could not have anticipated when entering this race, it has become clear that in this moment, I won’t be able to break through to the top tier of this still-crowded field,” Bullock, 53, said in a statement Monday.

The two-term governor was part of a group of moderate candidates, including John Hickenlooper, John Delaney and Tim Ryan, who criticized liberals such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for pushing the party too far to the left.