- The Washington Times - Friday, January 18, 2019

Sen. Bob Casey announced on Friday that he will not run for president in 2020.

Mr. Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, slammed President Trump’s stance on health care and his tenuous relationships with longtime U.S. allies, while having a “fascination” with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“2020 is not the time for me to run for President, but it is the right time for me to continue to fight the battles I have fought as U.S. Senator and state official,” the senator said in a statement. “I have no doubt that our Democratic Party will nominate a candidate who can win Pennsylvania and the Presidency.”

The 2020 Democratic field is already filling up, with five prominent candidates throwing their hat into the ring.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Kamala Harris are among those who have announced their intent to run for president.

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