New York mayor Bill de Blasio exits presidential race

Democratic hopeful ends 2020 campaign after failing to gather support
Democratic presidential candidate New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the National Education Association Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bill de Blasio's presidential run garnered very little national support in a crowded field of candidates for the Democratic nomination © AP

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, ending a long-shot attempt to snare the Democratic nomination that failed to gain national traction and drew fierce criticism from the city he runs.