MN Senator Amy Klobuchar Drops Out of Presidential Race
Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar is ending her bid at presidency to endorse Joe Biden.
Various sources including WJON have confirmed that the Minnesota politician is dropping out of the presidential race a day before voters cast their ballots Super Tuesday. Instead, Klobuchar will endorse Democratic candidate Joe Biden in an effort to derail leading candidate Bernie Sanders.
“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,” Fox News quotes Carlie Waibel, the Klobuchar campaign press secretary.
This comes after Klobuchar's Minnesota Super Tuesday rally planned in St. Louis Park Sunday evening was cancelled by Black Lives Matter protesters who took over the stage. South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg also exited the race over the weekend and is purportedly set to endorse Biden as well.
The last time a Minnesotan campaigned for presidency was Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in 2011. Pawlenty dropped out less than three months after declaring his candidacy; Bachmann remained on ballots up until Super Tuesday (much like Klobuchar) before backing out. Both endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination who eventually lost to President Barack Obama in the general election.