Biden challenger Dean Phillips ends his long-shot bid for president | EUROtoday

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Minnesota Democratic Rep Dean Phillips introduced the tip of his quixotic main problem in opposition to President Joe Biden after a demoralising Super Tuesday consequence.

“I’m going to suspend my campaign, and I will be right now endorsing President Biden. The choices are so clear … we only have two of them, and it’s going to be Donald Trump or Joe Biden,” Mr Phillips stated on Wednesday in a radio interview.

Mr Biden dominated the primaries on Super Tuesday, when 15 states voted, together with a large victory in Mr Phillips’ dwelling state of Minnesota.

The Democratic challenger had earned no delegates after Super Tuesday, in comparison with the president’s 1,497 delegates.

On Tuesday night, he wrote on X: “Congratulations to Joe Biden, Uncommitted, Marianne Williamson, and Nikki Haley for demonstrating more appeal to Democratic Party loyalists than me.”

Rep Phillips’ announcement comes hours after Nikki Haley, the last-standing Republican challenger in opposition to former president Donald Trump, additionally introduced her exit from the race. She stated she had “no regrets” however refused to endorse Mr Trump for president.

Although the Minnesota Democrat endorsed the president on Wednesday, for months he has criticised the 81-year-old’s re-election bid, blasting his age and disapproval ranking amongst voters.

“I know this campaign is a long shot, but that is why I think it is important and worth doing,” Mr Phillips beforehand conceded.

Despite his failed presidential bid, Mr Phillips has boasted a powerful report of success. He defeated a six-term Republican in 2018, making him the primary Democrat to flip the Republican district since 1958.