Amy Klobuchar Ends Presidential Bid, Will Endorse Biden

Amy Klobuchar
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Amy Klobuchar is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

The Klobuchar campaign confirmed to CBS News that the Minnesota senator is flying to Dallas from Utah on Monday night to join Joe Biden at his rally, where she will suspend her campaign and endorse the former vice president.

The three-term senator gained some traction last month following a strong debate performance that earned her a third-place finish in New Hampshire, but she's been unable to hold onto the momentum.

The news comes less than 24 hours after former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign

Sources tell CBS News that Buttigieg is planning to appear along with Klobuchar at the Dallas rally to also announce his support for Biden.

The move appears to indicate an effort among moderates to unite behind Biden as the clear alternative to progressive rival Bernie Sanders ahead of the high-stakes Super Tuesday contests.