Dr. Kevin Baumlin, a long shot candidate from Philadelphia, has withdrawn from the 2022 race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
The former chair of emergency medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital has not been able to muster support from party elders or donors in his quest to replace Pat Toomey in the Senate.
He had $111,000 cash on hand entering the new year
He wrote in an email to supporters that “it has been an amazing and unforgettable journey. Learning about your concerns and about what matters to everyday people who are passionate about making real, sustainable change in our communities and our country has been a humbling and positive lesson that will stay with me forever.”
Baumlin’s departure leaves four candidates remaining for the nomination: John Fetterman, Conor Lamb, Malcolm Kenyatta and Alex Khalil.
In an email, Baumlin indicated that he has not made a decision regarding an endorsement and is still weighing all options.