Aug 22, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Jay Inslee seeks third term as Washington governor

Jay Inslee.

Gov. Jay Inslee. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Just 1 day after dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that he will be seeking a third term as Washington's governor.

What he's saying: "I want to continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and divisive agenda, while strengthening and enhancing Washington state's role as a progressive beacon for the nation," Inslee wrote in a statement.

Catch up quick: Inslee is the third Democrat to end his 2020 bid, following former Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Eric Swalwell. Hickenlooper has since announced he's running for Senate, while Swalwell is seeking another term to represent his California district in Congress.

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