Biden Heads Into Super Tuesday With A Smaller Field, New Endorsements


Super Tuesday looms large for the remaining Democratic presidential candidates as voters in 14 states will head to the polls today. And while frontrunner Bernie Sanders is expected to do well, former Vice President Joe Biden has new momentum – and a few new endorsements.

As we told you yesterday, Biden scored a landslide win in Saturday's South Carolina primary – and with that, came the campaign exits of Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg. While Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar vowed to keep going despite her poor finish – she’s apparently had change of heart. Not only that, both she and Buttigieg have thrown their support behind Biden.

There’s no indication that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will take a similar path – and with that in mind, consider that we’re about to see that the massive spending of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg results in. The Super Tuesday states include California, Texas, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

Also coming Biden’s way? Another endorsement...by way of former candidate Beto O’Rourke. Biden’s one-time adversary made a campaign stop with him in Dallas last night. I will be casting my ballot for Joe Biden," O'Rourke offered. "We need somebody who can beat Donald Trump. The man in the White House today poses an existential threat to this country, to our democracy, to free and fair elections. And we need somebody who can beat him. And in Joe Biden we have someone who is the antithesis of Donald Trump.”

But Beto isn’t the only one feeling the love. Biden himself has offered some gracious words for Pete Buttigieg. Speaking in Dallas with ‘Mayor Pete’ by his side, Biden gave Buttigieg some pretty high praise. "I don't think I've ever done this before, but he reminds me of my son Beau," Biden noted. "That may not mean much to most people, but to me, it's the highest compliment I can give any man or woman. Like Beau, he has a backbone ... like a ramrod."

Source: USA Today