WASHINGTON — Martin O’Malley will suspend his presidential campaign on Monday night, sources close to the former Maryland governor told CNN.
The sources said O’Malley will make the announcement at 10:30 p.m. ET at his caucus party at Wooly’s, a live music venue in Des Moines, Iowa.
The news comes after O’Malley did not register support in Iowa caucus results. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton holds a razor-thin edge over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses.
O’Malley entered the race on May 30, but never cracked double-digits in national polls and struggled to gain traction with more liberal voters as Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, emerged as Clinton’s leading challenger.
Despite the poll numbers, O’Malley competed aggressively in Iowa and New Hampshire, pushing the Democratic National Committee to add debates.