Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson finished in sixth place Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor.
With 99 percent of results tallied, Mckesson garnered 3,077 votes — or 2 percent of the total. He outperformed earlier polling that showed him at less than1 percent.
In an email to supporters, Mckesson said he was proud of his campaign, which he said "challenged the status quo of Baltimore's politics."
"While we did not win tonight, what we did was very important, and I want you to be as proud of our work together as I am," Mckesson said. "We did something very special, and it sets the table for what else is possible."
Mckesson, who has a large online following on Twitter and has won praise from high-ranking officials such as President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was the last of 13 Democrats to enter the mayor's race in February.