Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates


Nicole Tian

The field of former and current Democratic presidential candidates, with candidates who dropped out in black and white and candidates who are still running in color.

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D.-H.I.).

Biden and Sanders have received endorsements from former contenders, most of whom support the former Vice President, including Senator Kamala Harris (D.-C.A.), former mayor of Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D.-M.N.), Senator Cory Booker (D.-N.J.), former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg and former representative Beto O’Rourke. 

Sanders has been endorsed by The Working Families Party, a grassroots political party that runs alongside the two-party system. 

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-M.A.) has not yet announced any endorsements.

Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington will hold their primaries tomorrow.