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Bernie Sanders Drops Out of Presidential Race

April 8, 2020

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is no longer in the presidential race.

The self-described democratic socialist dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday, April 8, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the only Democrat standing in the race, as Time reports.

For much of February, Sanders led the polls and appeared as though he had a shot at earning his party’s nomination. However, as candidates like Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg dropped out and endorsed Biden, Biden’s support surged. Klobuchar and Buttigieg dropping out right before Super Tuesday helped Biden win in states he did not even campaign in.

Sanders also ran for president in 2016 against former first lady (and former U.S. senator and U.S. Secretary of State) Hillary Clinton, but did not receive his party’s nomination.

It’s unclear if Sanders, who is now 78 years old, will run for president again in 2024. However, according to National Public Radio, he is filed to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in Vermont in 2024.

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