In a statement, Dowd said he does “not want to be the one who stands in the way of the greater diversity we need in politics.” He was running as a Democrat.
Patrick is running for re-election as a Republican. In his statement, Dowd said he will work to help defeat Patrick in the upcoming 2022 election.
“I am not dropping out of politics,” Dowd said in a statement. “I will continue to speak out on democracy and help elect servant leaders with common sense and common decency who believe in the common good, up and down the ballot, Texas and across the nation.”
Dowd said he is going to turn his campaign candidate committee into a vehicle for supporting those who “serve the public with integrity.” He said he would provide more details on his next steps in 2022.
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