Last black Democratic 2020 candidate will quit: Deval Patrick is out

Last black Democratic 2020 candidate will quit: Deval Patrick will admit failure leaving Tulsi Gabbard as only person of color in final eight contenders Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will exit the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday after garnering less than 1 per cent in New Hampshire  His departure leaves Tulsi Gabbard, who is of American Samoa descent, as the only minority in the contest  Patrick admitted his longshot bid was not catching fire  But he outlasted fellow minority candidates, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Wayne Messam, Julian Castro and Andrew Yang 

By Emily Goodin, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com and Wires

Published: 04:25 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 04:25 GMT, 12 February 2020

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is reported to be dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary race on Wednesday, the last black candidate in the field. 

His exit leaves Tulsi Gabbard, who is of American Samoa descent, as the only minority in the contest.

CBS News reported his planned departure even as Patrick's campaign denied that report, putting out a statement Tuesday night from a spokesman: 'As the Governor stated tonight, he is evaluating and will make a decision about the future of the campaign tomorrow.' 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will exit the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will exit the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday

His departure leaves Tulsi Gabbard, who is of American Samoa descent, as the only minority in the contest

His departure leaves Tulsi Gabbard, who is of American Samoa descent, as the only minority in the contest

But he also admitted his long shot bid, in which he had invested heavily in New Hampshire, was not catching fire.

He told supporters in Manchester Tuesday night that he and his wife would take the night before making 'some decisions' about the future of his bid,

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