Sestak ends presidential bid

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images

Former Rep. Joe Sestak, a retired three-star admiral, ended his longshot campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday. “Without the privilege of national press, it is unfair to ask others to husband their resolve and to sacrifice resources any longer,” Sestak tweeted.

Sestak announced his candidacy in June, but never mustered enough support to make it onto the stage in any of the party’s debates.

He never got above 1 percent in the polls.

His policy positions were in sync with those of the other moderates in the crowded Democratic field, but he had counted on his military leadership experience to help him stand out.

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