Thank you, Iowa.

It has been an honor to participate in the Democratic Party’s primary for governor over the last few months.

I am humbled by the support I have had across the state, and want to thank all of you who stood with me.

Unfortunately, I do not see a path forward for me to be successful in the primary. This leaves no option but to suspend the campaign.

Traveling the state, I witnessed a real dissatisfaction with how the state is currently being run and a strong desire to see a state government that puts people first and focuses on every Iowan, not just the wealthy or those in larger cities.

My hope is that Iowans continue to engage in the political process at all levels and elect a progressive governor in 2018.

I now look forward to supporting progressive candidates at all levels on the Democratic ticket, and I hope you will do the same.

Thank you,