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Gov. Jay Inslee, Champion of Climate Fight, Drops 2020 Presidential Bid

HeadlineAug 22, 2019

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has dropped his bid for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, saying it has “become clear” he is not going to become president. Inslee made combating the climate crisis the centerpiece of his short-lived campaign for the White House. Inslee clashed with the Democratic National Committee after challenging party leaders to host a debate solely focused on the climate. DNC Chair Tom Perez has declared that the party “will not be holding entire debates on a single issue area.” Writing in The Intercept, journalist Naomi Klein responded, “Having a habitable Earth is not a 'single issue'; it is the single precondition for every other issue’s existence. Humbling as it may be, our shared climate is the frame inside which all of our lives, causes, and struggles unfold.”

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