Cory Booker announced Monday that he is ending his presidential run after he failed to qualify for the January Democratic debate.
The senator from New Jersey released a video on Twitter thanking supporters who have carried him through as the large primary field slowly whittled down. "I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together."
At its largest, the Democratic primary field featured a diverse group of candidates. With Booker's departure from the race, only one African-American candidate remains: former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, though he remains mired in the low single digits in most polls.
Neither Patrick nor Andrew Yang, the other minority candidate still remaining, have qualified for the next Democratic debate, which will be held on Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar are the only women remaining in the race.