I’m sure she would LOVE to be VP!
Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is ending her Democratic presidential campaign and will endorse Joe Biden as part of an apparent effort by lower-performing candidates to derail Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ march to the nomination.
Fox News has confirmed that Klobuchar plans to endorse Biden on Monday night in Texas, one of the 14 states holding contests on Super Tuesday.
“The Klobuchar campaign confirms the senator is flying to Dallas to join Vice President Biden at his rally tonight where she will suspend her campaign and endorse the vice president,” said Carlie Waibel, the Klobuchar campaign press secretary.
Klobuchar’s withdrawal comes a day before the Super Tuesday contests and follows former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s exit from the race. It’s unclear whether Buttigieg will ultimately get behind Biden too.
But the exits of Buttigieg and Klobuchar signal the underlying concern party leaders have about the trajectory of the 2020 race: that unless those candidates representing the more moderate end of the spectrum close ranks behind the most viable choice, Sanders, the independent from Vermont, could steamroll his way to become the party’s standard-bearer in November’s election.