I will forever be grateful for what did for this Presidential race. He was a clarion call in the darkness. He made the stakes of the climate crisis clear to millions of Americans. He spoke truth to power. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. ❤️
NEW: dropped out of the 2020 race. "We started a bit of an arms race among the candidates on climate change," he told me earlier today. "I think I’ve inspired people to be a little bolder." He's expected to run for a third term as governor.
History will record that he ran on some impressive proposals and made climate a bigger focus of the campaign. Not a bad contribution.
After a high-profile and uphill effort that eventually forced Democratic candidates to address climate change in a televised forum (to which he was not invited), Washington governor Jay Inslee drops out of the 2020 race.
Jay Inslee propelled climate change into the 2020 debate and produced a book-length stack of policies to curb emissions. But, unable to break 1% in polls, he's dropping out. via