Artice-V- Nick Mosby Bows Out of Balto_Fotor

Nick Mosby said on Wednesday he is no longer running for mayor of Baltimore. (Courtesy photo)

With the primary election less than two weeks away, mayoral candidate Nick Mosby dropped out of the race and endorsed Catherine C. Pugh.

Mosby made the announcement at a press conference April 13 at War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore. ”It’s not the time that I lead the city of Baltimore,” he said during the press conference. “I look forward to working with and supporting Catherine Pugh.”

Pugh has received a number of high-profile endorsements recently including Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Rev. Jamal Bryant, litigator William H. “Billy” Murphy and Benjamin Jealous, the former head of the NAACP.

After Mosby’s announcement his wife, Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore State’s Attorney, tweeted, “Thank You for constantly exemplifying leadership 4 our girls and so many other children in Baltimore.”

Mosby dropping out of the race was unexpected. Last night he participated in a hour long mayoral forum on WBAL-TV and Maryland Public Television.