Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has ended his bid for the White House. This leaves former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee to take on President Trump in November.
Sanders, a democratic socialist, was able to bring numerous issues, once considered far left, into the Democratic mainstream. The three-term Senator hoped to reverse income inequality and reform campaign financing. He ran on a platform of making colleges free for all and eliminating student debt.
“Focusing on that new vision for America is what our campaign has been about and what in fact we have accomplished. Few would deny that over the course of the past five years our movement has won the ideological struggle," said Sanders in a live speech Wednesday.
Sanders began slipping around Super Tuesday when Biden won in 10 of the 14 states. The Vermont Senator’s fate was further sealed after losing in Illinois and Florida on March 17.
In recent weeks, during the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Sanders has continued to spread his message and campaign from the sidelines.
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