Bernie Sanders is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.
Sanders announced on Wednesday, April 8, that he would be suspending his campaign.
In the early days of his campaign, Sanders appeared to be the frontrunner for the Democratic Party nomination. He notched a popular vote win in Iowa, followed by victories in New Hampshire and Nevada.
His momentum ground to a halt in the South Carolina primary. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) provided former Vice President Joe Biden with an endorsement, propelling him to an iron-clad victory in the state. Following this victory, multiple elements of the party coalesced around Biden, who went on to win 10 of the 14 states voting on Super Tuesday.
This marks Sanders’ second attempt to claim the Democratic nomination. In 2016, he opposed Hillary Clinton for the nomination, focusing on wealth and income inequality during the campaign. He ultimately garnered 46 percent of the Democratic delegates behind Clinton’s 54 percent.