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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:34 PM

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race

Source: CNN

Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced he is suspending his presidential campaign.

Inslee made the announcement during an interview on MSNBC.

The Washingtonian made combating climate change the fundamental issue motivating his campaign, routinely telling reporters that the climate crisis affects "every issue" facing the country. With that in mind, he released a series of plans that tied the issue to everything from foreign policy to the economy to labor laws.

But the governor failed to gain traction in the race to take on President Donald Trump. While the governor did recently reach the donor threshold to qualify for the third Democratic national debate, he had yet to reach the polling threshold and was therefore unlikely to qualify.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/21/politics/jay-inslee-drops-out-of-race/index.html

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Reply Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 21 OP
Aristus Aug 21 #1
ancianita Aug 21 #12
Buzz cook Aug 21 #2
MFM008 Aug 21 #3
BigmanPigman Aug 21 #4
dhill926 Aug 21 #5
nycbos Aug 21 #7
RainCaster Aug 22 #15
Lulu KC Aug 22 #19
Bradshaw3 Aug 21 #6
Opel_Justwax Aug 21 #8
question everything Aug 21 #9
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 21 #10
Glorfindel Aug 21 #11
Turbineguy Aug 22 #13
IrishEyes Aug 22 #14
DFW Aug 22 #16
orleans Aug 22 #17
Lulu KC Aug 22 #18
Bayard Aug 22 #20
Greybnk48 Aug 22 #21
cannabis_flower Aug 22 #22
IdealsAndReal42 Aug 22 #23

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:37 PM

1. He would have made a good President.

I'm proud that he's my governor. I hope he continues to do good work from Olympia.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:40 PM

12. +1000 You should be proud. This is the nation's loss.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:39 PM

2. Too bad.

His is an important voice.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:39 PM

3. My governor to

Sorry hes gone.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:40 PM

4. That was a surprise when I heard him tell Rachel Maddow this.

I hope he is going to continue pushing other candidates to keep up the fight and keep Climate Change in the top 3 issues during the election. Health Care, Immigration and Climate Change must stay front and center!

He has class, self respect and integrity and he knows how to make this issue important to everyone and not just younger voters. His multi source plan will push other candidates to do the same. Thank you for your strength and efforts, Gov. Inslee!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:43 PM

5. Sec of the Interior perhaps...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:01 PM

7. +1

Let's win first. But I like the idea.

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:30 AM

15. He would be excellent in that role

He set the Gold Standard with his climate change plans. He should have a cabinet level position on this topic.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:02 AM

19. What if EPA and Interior were combined?

(Must research so I'm ready when the next president calls and asks for my advice. )

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:45 PM

6. That was unexpected but understandable

He seems like a decent guy who is running because of something he truly believes in, not just for an ego trip. His bringing of climate change front and center was badly needed. There are several more who should have dropped out before. him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:06 PM

8. I didn't even know he was running for President.

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Response to Opel_Justwax (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:11 PM

9. You may want to visit the Primaries Forum and to look at the list of candidates

just for the fun of it


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Response to Opel_Justwax (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:16 PM

10. I like your chosen smilie. It suits you well.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:36 PM

11. Damn.

I'm very sorry to hear it. I'll have to give some thought as to whom to support now in the Democratic primary. Gov. Inslee is a good man.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:10 AM

13. One of the talented candidates.

He intends to keep the climate crisis on the front burner (so to speak).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:02 AM

14. That is too bad.

I would have happily voted and campaigned for him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:20 AM

16. If it is true that a country gets the leadership it deserves

Then America will deservedly get lesser leadership to what we could have had.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:51 AM

17. his voice on climate & environment was important

very important

i'm sorry he's leaving so soon

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:54 AM

18. Further proof of his intelligence

Smart people put their energy where it will have impact.
Whoever is elected--bring him in to head the EPA.
We need him. He's right. It is affecting every issue. It doesn't matter if we have health care, gun laws, or anything else if we're dead.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:05 AM

20. He seemed like an intelligent and honest man

I like him, and his big issue.

Also hope he will be our next Sec. of Interior, or a whole new department: Secretary of Climate Salvation. Also wouldn't mind him running for Senate. Between him, and Hickenlooper in CO, we would be on the way to taking it back.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:47 AM

21. I'm disappointed he couldn't get traction.

He's an excellent candidate for President. He would be a good one.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:38 PM

22. Next to go should be..

John Delaney

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:19 PM

23. Former SoS Kerry posted a kindred spirited tweet over his decision.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats and thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/JayInslee?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JayInslee</a> for running on climate change and being a strong voice on the issue. Glad youíre running for a third term! Believe me, Iíve learned you can stop running for president and still contribute to the issues you care about. Keep fighting!</p>— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) <a href="
?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 22, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


It's good to be reminded politics aren't only filed with greedy, cold people. Particularly in this Era of general distrust in government.

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