Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid

Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks during a candidate forum on labor issues Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. On Friday, Moulton announced his plans to exit the Democratic presidential primary race. (AP Photo/John Locher)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows.

Moulton announced the end of his campaign during remarks to the Democratic National Committee at their summer meeting Friday.

He says, "Though this campaign is not ending the way we hoped, I am leaving this race knowing that we raised issues that are vitally important to the American people and our future."

Moulton focused on mental health treatment after revealing his own struggles on that front as a combat veteran. He joins Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in exiting the presidential race this week.

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