Eric Swalwell is passing the torch… back to the olds. The California congressman, who argued that a younger generation politicians is needed to aggressively tackle issues like gun violence, the student debt crisis and “climate chaos,” became the first candidate to exit the crowded Democratic primary field on Monday. His campaign was 91 days old.
“We were only running for one reason: to win and to make a difference. Not a vanity project, not to write a book, not to make this about anyone other than the people,” Swalwell said at a press conference from his congressional district on Monday. “Being honest with ourselves, we had to look at how much money we were raising and where we were in the polls.”