Inslee made this announcement during an interview with MSNBC.
The Washingtonian made the fight against climate change a major issue, motivating his campaign by regularly telling reporters that the climate crisis was affecting "every issue" before the country. With that in mind, he released a series of plans that tied the issue to everything from foreign policy, from the economy to labor law.
But the governor failed to win the race to take on President Donald Trump. While the governor has recently reached the donor threshold to qualify for the third Democratic National Debate, he has not yet reached the election commission threshold and is therefore unlikely to qualify.
Indley was up to the last days of his campaign.
Indley is scheduled to be in New Hampshire on Thursday for a forum of presidential candidates at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. [1
"Climate change is not the only issue, but all the issues that concern Democrats," he said in the second set of democratic debates. "This is health. This is national security. This is our economy. "
The governor will now return to Washington State for his second term. Inslee won the re-election in 2016 by nearly 10 percentage points and is eligible to run for re-election in 2020. stated during an interview with MSNBC that he would make a message Thursday about his plans.
While Inslee made climate change the sole focus
Democratic candidates often ask about the climate crisis, a signal that the issue is most responsible for active Democratic voters CNN earlier this year found that 82% of Democrats or Independent Democrats consider climate change a "very important" issue, ranking it on the universal health care list, stricter gun laws, and the imposition of Trump.  This is a watershed story and will be updated.