Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has dropped out of the race to become the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 US election. Kobluchar endorsed her rival Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas on Monday night, ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday primary elections. “I cannot think of a better way to end my campaign than joining his,” she told the crowd. Klobuchar is the latest in a string of dropouts; former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg decided to end his campaign Sunday evening, also endorsing Biden on Monday. And billionaire Tom Steyer dropped out over the weekend after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina Democratic primary.
59-year-old Klobuchar had touted her experience and history of statewide wins in Minnesota, arguing that she was the best fit to face Donald Trump in the general election. However, despite a high profile endorsement from the New York Times, Klobuchar failed to break through into the very top tier of the primary field. Klobuchar, never polled beyond the high single digits or low double digits, and failed to rally to remain in the race beyond the earliest primary contests. Klobuchar was dogged by persistent allegations that she was cruel to her staff. Even when the New York Times endorsed her, the paper’s editorial board noted that those reports were problematic.
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