Joe Biden, nominee-in-waiting, with a long wait

Joe Biden, nominee-in-waiting, with a long wait

Joe Biden has received the presidential endorsement of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' campaign arm, signaling his growing strength among a constituency that has always been key to rival Bernie Sanders' success.

Biden dominated the vote all three states that held primaries on Tuesday - Florida, Illinois and Arizona.

Though a lengthy primary could afford Biden media spotlights and fundraising hooks he might not otherwise get, Sanders' lingering presence also delays any effort to unify a party that was damaged in 2016 by a long primary fight between Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

"Today I am suspending my presidential campaign and offering my full support to vice president Joe Biden in his quest to bring our country together", Gabbard said in a statement. Within the Democratic party it is an ideological fight between Mr. Joe Biden and Mr. Bernie Sanders with the latter having pronounced sociological moorings.

Ms. Gabbard said the results from Tuesday's elections make clear that Democratic primary voters have picked Mr. Biden to be their standard-bearer and take on President Trump in the general election.

A new 2020 Democratic Primary Quiz released by the group asks respondents to match candidates with far-left policy positions, and in a majority of the 10 questions, both Biden and Sanders share the same policy.

Ms. Gabbard's exit means that Mr. Biden and Sen.

The congresswoman was never a serious contender to win the nomination, but qualified to appear in several Democrat debates.

Throughout my life, and this campaign, my motivation has been to serve God, our country, and the American people as best I can. "Sanders' love for our country and the American people and his honest desire to improve the lives of all Americans", she said.

"I have such a great appreciation for Sen". But she made the debate stage a few times in 2019 and used the opportunities to highlight what she described as excessive United States military engagement overseas.

Gabbard announced last fall that she would not be seeking re-election to her House seat.

"After she was treated so shamefully by the national committee, I don't understand why she's staying". That back-and-forth included a lawsuit in which Ms. Gabbard's lawyers accused the former secretary of state of defaming the congresswoman by calling her a "Russian asset".

Supporters Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard rally outside SNHU arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, during the Democratic Party's 61st Annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club dinner, February 8, 2020. I look forward to speaking to you more in the coming days about why I made this decision, and how we can continue to work together for our common cause. Kamala Harris in July 2019, when Gabbard criticized the former prosecutor's record on marijuana and the death penalty.

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