Mohammad Dar, former Obama White House intern and muslim son of immigrants from Libya, announced on Facebook that he has ended his campaign for Congress in Massachusetts 8th Congressional District, for the 2020 election.
In Dar’s Facebook post, he wrote:
When I started this campaign, it was with a simple intention – to help those around us and to build a more equitable world that ensures success for the next generation no matter who they are. It’s part of the promise I made to my late father and it will always be a part of me.
Those of you who know me personally know that despite being the youngest in my family, I became the “man of the house” at a young age. Family always comes first, and I’ve fought hard to keep us together and healthy through all of the bumps. As we started the campaign, we thought we had nailed down the major pieces of that work together. But as time went on after launch, unanticipated developments made those mountains become steeper.
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to say I will be ending my campaign for Congress.
Behind every candidate are so many silent heroes who make it possible. Remember to hug your candidates and those who advocate, as well as thank those behind the scenes. It’s time I do the same on my end. This isn’t a goodbye from me, my promise to Dad will always guide my way, but it is an important moment to for us to suspend this campaign.
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Dar was one of several muslims running in upcoming elections. View a list of muslim candidates here.