Speed Reads

2020 Campaign

Buttigieg planning to endorse Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden is netting endorsements left and right as the Democratic Party's centrist wing appears to be consolidating around his candidacy.

As was speculated earlier Monday, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — who dropped out of the race Sunday — is planning to back Biden, his campaign adviser Lis Smith said, per Reuters. Biden also just picked up the support of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who bowed out of the race Monday.

But it's not just former presidential competitors who are coming to Biden's side after his convincing win in Saturday's South Carolina primary. Former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also announced he's endorsing the vice president. Reid said Biden is the candidate who is best able to "assemble the largest, most diverse coalition possible to defeat" President Trump.

Polling suggests Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) remains the favorite to come out on top on Super Tuesday, but the string of endorsements indicate Biden may have some real momentum.