Washington D.C (WNews)- On Sunday, the Pete Buttigieg campaign sent shock waves through the Democratic community when it announced that the Iowa caucuses winner was ending his presidential run. Shortly afterwards, news about Minnesota senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar also indicated that her campaign was drawing to a close.
In a statement to supporters, Buttigieg said “The truth is the path has narrowed to a close for our candidacy if not for our cause. We must recognize that at this point in the race, the best way to keep faith with those goals and ideals is to step aside and help bring our party and country together.” The decision came after Democratic front runner and former Vice-President, Joe Biden, recorded a landslide victory in the South Carolina primary.
While Buttigieg propelled himself to becoming one of the leading candidates in the presidential race, he struggled to maintain the momentum in the more diverse states.
The former Afganistan war veteran and the first openly gay candidate recorded only three percent of the non-white vote in South Carolina, according to AP VoteCast. Amy on the other hand who dropped from third place to fifth in the race said: “I believe we can do this together, and that is why today I am ending my campaign and endorsing Joe Biden for president.”
Amy Klobuchar also said that she is ending her campaign for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination and asked her supporter to support Joe Biden.