Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Drops 2020 Presidential Bid
Former NYC Mayor Michel Bloomberg dropped out of the Democratic Primary after dismal results in most states that voted on Super Tuesday.
Bloomberg only registered above 15% in few states, giving him just a small share of the delegates from the Super Tuesday states.
Former VP Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders each won a handful of states, with Sen. Sanders set to win in the biggest delegate state, California, while Biden is projected to win the second largest delegate state, Texas.
In a letter from his campaign, Bloomberg said that he sees no path forward, while highlighting the need to defeated Donald Trump in the general election. “Three months ago, I entered the race for president to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I am leaving the race for the same reason: to defeat Donald Trump,” Bloomberg said. “It is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal more difficult.”
He also endorsed Joe Biden, who surprised many by winning many states on Super Tuesday after his first victory in South Carolina just days earlier.
“I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden,” Bloomberg said.
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