After earning the endorsements of Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Harry Reid, Joe Biden will also be endorsed by former 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke.
Beto briefly rose to fame in the Democratic party after a spirited campaign saw him coming closer to winning the Texas Senate Seat vs. Ted Cruz than many expected.
However after lackluster debate performances and dismal polling numbers, Beto fizzled out and ended his campaign in November.
TheHill reports former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who dropped out of the presidential race in November, plans to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 bid on Monday, The New York Times reported, citing two Democratic officials familiar with his plans.
The move comes as a host of Democrats work to position Biden as the moderate alternative to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the self-identified democratic socialist who has emerged as the front-runner to win the Democratic nomination.
Following Biden’s decisive victory in South Carolina over the weekend, both former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) bowed out of the race and moved to put their support behind him. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and former national security adviser Susan Rice also announced their support of Biden on Monday.
Buttigieg and Klobuchar are expected to appear alongside O’Rourke at a Biden campaign event in Texas on Monday night.