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Joe Sestak Ends 2020 Campaign After Making A Late Longshot Bid

It appears the voters didn’t want more than one cup of “Joe” in 2020, and going forward, chose to go with the well-known brand rather than a credible startup.

Joe Sestak, a former 3-star Admiral and Pennsylvania Representative, announced via Twitter on Sunday that he would be dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary after launching a late, very longshot bid for the White House back on June 23.

Sestak thanked everyone who’d worked alongside him on the campaign, but stated that “Without the privilege of national press, it is unfair to ask others to husband their resolve and to sacrifice resources any longer.”

“I deeply appreciate the support so many of you offered—whether by volunteering, offering financial contributions or coming to our campaign events. I will miss the opportunities I had in experiencing America in such a wonderful way!”

The 67-year-old former congressman never qualified for the debate stage and couldn’t make a dent in any Iowa, New Hampshire, or nationwide polls. Most importantly, however, Sestak never received odds to win the Democratic nomination from any of the political betting sites.

His anti-establishment pitch and wealth of foreign policy experience could have appealed to a portion of the Democrat electorate. Still, his timing is the most likely reason why his campaign failed to gain any traction. Sestak said he initially stayed out of the race in the first half of 2019 because he wanted to focus on taking care of his ill daughter.

With two candidates dropping out in two days—Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his bid today—there are now 17 Democratic candidates still vying to challenge incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in next year’s election.

Currently, Trump remains at the top of the 2020 general election odds, but it’s still too early to tell who will ultimately win the White House next Fall. But with a massive ground game and a vast war chest, it’s to imagine anyone saying he doesn’t have a better chance this time around compared to his odds from 2016.

2020 Presidential Election Odds

Via Bovada – 12/2/19

  • Donald Trump +130
  • Joe Biden +600
  • Pete Buttigieg +650
  • Elizabeth Warren +700
  • Bernie Sanders +900
  • Michael Bloomberg +1500
  • Andrew Yang +2000
  • Hillary Clinton +2500
  • Mike Pence +4000
  • Nikki Haley +4500
  • Amy Klobuchar +5000
  • Tulsi Gabbard +5000
  • Kamala Harris +7000
  • Michelle Obama +7500
  • Mitt Romney +10000
  • Cory Booker +15000
  • Julian Castro +20000
  • Tom Steyer +20000
  • Howard Schultz +25000
  • John Kasich +25000
  • Mark Cuban +25000
  • Oprah Winfrey +25000
  • Tammy Duckworth +25000
  • Trey Gowdy +25000
  • William (Bill) Weld +25000
  • Jeb Bush +30000
  • Marco Rubio +30000
  • Marianne Williamson +30000
  • Ted Cruz +30000
  • Tim Kaine +30000
  • Bill De Blasio +50000
  • George Clooney +90000
  • Kanye West +90000

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