Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, according to a House Democratic lawmaker close to Swalwell.
The congressman is expected to make a formal announcement at a press conference this afternoon.
Swalwell would be the first in the crowded Democratic field to drop out of the context. He took part in the first series of debates late last month.
The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that Swalwell, who is a close ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, is expected to announce he will launch a reelection bid for his fifth term in the lower chamber.
*story by The Hill