Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her presidential bid Monday just hours before the Super Tuesday contests where more than a third of the Democratic delegates will be decided.
On the eve of the biggest day of the Democratic primary, Klobuchar will appear on stage in Dallas to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to prevent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders from clinching the Democratic nomination, who is positioned to sweep delegates across the country following three major wins in the first four contests.
Klobuchar, who developed a reputation in the primary as a pragmatic moderate who ran opposed to the socialist movement overcoming the Democratic party was the only candidate in the New Hampshire debate to raise her hand when asked if the candidates had an issue with a self-described socialist on the ticket, warning a radical nomination would alienate centrist voters.
Klobuchar’s decision to leave the race comes just one day after Buttigieg made his exit on Sunday. While her her fellow Midwesterner has also warned against nominating Sanders out of fears of losing independent voters, Buttigieg has yet to make a decision on an endorsement.
Klobuchar was the only candidate outside of Biden and Sanders positioned to capture a first place finish in any Super Tuesday state which was her own state of Minnesota where RealClearPolitics’ aggregate of polls showed her consistently leading with 29 percent support.
Billionaire businessman Tom Steyer dropped out Saturday after a poor performance in the South Carolina primary and has also yet to endorse.