Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) arrives to speak at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, April 10, 2019.
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Rep. Eric Swalwell will drop out of the 2020 presidential race after struggling to break out in a jammed Democratic primary field, according to multiple reports.
The fourth-term congressman from California will instead run for reelection to the House, the Los Angeles Times first reported Monday. Swalwell is set to hold a news conference later Monday. He will become the first presidential candidate to make the first debate cut to leave the race.
The representative and his campaign did not immediately respond to requests to comment on reports that he would drop out of the race. There are still about two dozen candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination.
Swalwell, 38, ran on an anti-gun violence platform and cast himself as a younger alternative to candidates such as…