In Memoriam: Eric Swalwell’s Campaign (Apr. 8, 2019 – July 8, 2019)

Gone too soon

• July 9, 2019 12:00 pm


Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to drop out of the race Monday, ending his bid exactly three months after he launched it on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Swalwell barely registered in the polls—he called it a "breakthrough" when he hit 1 percent—but America did get to know a lot about him. The Washington Free Beacon compiled a list of some of the best memories from Swalwell's short campaign.

He Engaged With Voters About Their Views on the Second Amendment

He Vowed to Fire Jared Kushner if Elected President

A True American, He Loves Country Music

He Possessed the Confidence to Compare Himself to JFK and Obama

He Listened to Voters

And He Checked His Privilege

He Literally Cleaned S*** Up

He Prefers Old T-Swift

He's a Superhero

He Promised to Be Bold