Chafee ends his presidential campaign

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks in Minneapolis. The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, with all that preening and cackling from an overcrowded colony of rivals. Now it’s time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience, with their first debate, Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is ending his Democratic presidential campaign.

In prepared remarks before an appearance before the Democratic National Committee, Chafee said he is dropping out.

Chafee delivered a widely panned debate performance earlier this month. He has struggled to raise money and gain traction against Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The former U.S. senator called himself a “block of granite” when it came to issues during the debate and has highlighted his opposition to the Iraq war.

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