Biden receives endorsements from Buttigieg, Klobuchar ahead of Super Tuesday
DALLAS—Former Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden received endorsements from three past rivals on the eve of Super Tuesday.
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Biden at his rally in Dallas on Monday night to offer their support. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke also announced he would be endorsing Biden for the Democratic candidacy.
The only way we beat Trump is through a politics that reflects the decency of the American people. It’s what we sought to practice in my campaign—and it’s what @JoeBiden has practiced his whole life.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) March 3, 2020
I'm proud to stand with the VP and help make him our next Commander-in-Chief. pic.twitter.com/Y9SqDLZS0g
Buttigieg suspended his presidential campaign on Sunday night at an event in South Bend but did not announce right away who he would be backing for the bid for the Oval Office.
Klobuchar ended her own campaign on Monday and immediately offered her endorsement to Biden.
“I’m looking for a leader, I’m looking for a president, who will draw out what’s best in each of us,” Buttigieg said while endorsing Biden on Monday. “We have found that leader in vice president, soon-to-be-president, Joe Biden.”
In an email on Monday night to supporters, Buttigieg asked them to donate to Biden's campaign.
"It's the kind of politics we tried to model in our campaign. And it's the brand of politics Vice President Biden has practiced his whole life - knowing how to build a broad agenda that can truly deliver for the American people, treating them with dignity and empathy," Buttigieg wrote in the email to supporters.
On Tuesday, 14 states will cast their votes in primaries across the country. About a third of all delegates will be given out.