[Ed. – Buttigieg has done the same. Is this part of an internal effort by the Dems to edge out Sanders? He for one thinks so.]
Amy Klobuchar is dropping out of the presidential race, a campaign official confirmed on Monday.
The Minnesota senator, who campaigned as a moderate Democrat who would “get things done,” surprised early with a third-place finish in New Hampshire, but her campaign had sputtered in the weeks since. She broke the news to her staff on Monday, a campaign spokesperson told NBC News.
She will endorse former Vice President Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas later on Monday
Monday’s news comes less than a day after the abrupt exit of her fellow Midwest moderate, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg’s exiting the race increased pressure on her to drop out and consolidate moderate support for Biden ahead of Super Tuesday. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said on Monday, however, that he is “in it to win it.”