“Today, I am suspending my campaign for governor”
Nate Boulton released the following statement after allegations of sexual misconduct in a social setting came to light.
Dear friends and supporters,
Today, I am suspending my campaign for governor.
I am so proud of the campaign that my staff, my supporters, and I ran in the past year. I was and still am inspired every day by the people who have chosen to fight alongside me in the Senate and on the campaign trail to share a positive vision forward for this incredible state of Iowa.
Democrats must win in November so we can begin to turn our state around. We join together to support the nominee and elect Democrats up and down the ticket. I will do all I can to support that mission and will never stop fighting for progressive causes.
These last 48 hours have been trying. I again offer an apology to those whom I have harmed in any way. It is my hope there is some positive that can come from this moment as we strive to be the better people we can be in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. I know that will be my task moving on from here.
Thank you to everyone who stood with me in this campaign, especially the countless working families of the labor movement who joined me in this race and must now continue to fight for their way of life in this state. While I depart this campaign for governor with a heavy heart, I remain resolved to the greater cause of creating a future Iowa we all can be proud to call our home.
I did an interview with Channel 5 in Des Moines yesterday to address the allegations which have come to light in the last 48 hours, and I’d like to share it with you. You can watch it here:
Thank you for everything,