Hillary Clinton told supporters in Iowa that she will not be seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
Instead, the former secretary of state will focus on her campaign to keep a progressive vision for the nation’s future and to push for the party’s future, according to a campaign statement released on Friday.
“As I have said many times, I am running for President because I believe that we must be the party that makes the most difference for the future of our country,” Clinton said.
“I will not hesitate to fight for my progressive values when I need to, and to make sure we can move forward with our shared goals as a nation.”
The statement also highlighted the fact that Clinton has not held a formal campaign event in Iowa in years.
“I am so excited about this next phase of my campaign,” Clinton added.
“We have an incredible future ahead of us, and it is going to be our time to make history.”
Clinton’s decision comes after Democratic leaders in the party are pushing her to run again and in an effort to gain some traction on the left.
Her campaign announced on Friday that she had accepted the nomination, ending a long and tumultuous race.
She will now be able to take a seat on the party leadership’s national ticket.
“This election is over.
The time for politics is over,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement.
“The American people have spoken and I look forward to continuing to work with all of you as we work to rebuild our party and rebuild our country.”
Aides say Clinton is planning a rally on Saturday in the state.