NBC News reports:
Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign, he announced on Wednesday. The Vermont independent senator’s 2020 bid started off strong.
He narrowly missed first place in Iowa before picking up wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. All the while, his campaign continued to rake in millions in small-dollar donations and pack rallies full of supporters as he ascended to national front-runner status amid a crowded Democratic field.
Running as a progressive insurgent against Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders popularized ideas like “Medicare for All.” In 2020, however, a number of candidates backed similar policies, and he faced another prominent progressive in Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who was the first to propose canceling some student debt in April.
BREAKING: Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Trump in November. https://t.co/Kz7ExtoLTP
— CNN (@CNN) April 8, 2020
Breaking News: Bernie Sanders is dropping out of the presidential race. Joe Biden is now the presumptive Democratic nominee against President Trump. https://t.co/cHLbP2FBfy
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 8, 2020
BREAKING: Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, his campaign has announced. pic.twitter.com/2o4z13T8Nr
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 8, 2020