Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar will endorse Joe Biden at a rally in Texas on the eve of Super Tuesday. Former Senator Harry Reid has also endorsed Biden.
Pete Buttigieg will be joining Amy Klobuchar to publicly endorse Joe Biden at a rally in Texas later tonight.
Washington Post: “There’s a charter plane scheduled to go from South Bend to Dallas this evening, arriving not long after Biden’s rally begins.”
“The Buttigieg team has been silent about this for hours but it’s possible Biden does what few have been able to: Bring Klobuchar and Buttigieg together.”
The departure of Klobachar and Buttigieg partially clears the field, leaving Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Biden congratulated Buttigieg on his campaign and asked for his endorsement. Buttigieg did not make an immediate decision, telling advisers after the call that he wanted to think about it overnight. CNN reported just before 3 p.m. Monday that Buttigieg would be joining Klobuchar and Biden in Dallas and officially make his endorsement there.
Updated at 3:55 p.m. with Trump comments.
Centrist Democrats closed ranks behind Joe Biden on Monday, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg —the freshest casualties of 2020—converging on Dallas to throw their support to the former vice president in a bid to impede Sen. Bernie Sanders.