DemDaily: The Endorsement Game

March 10, 2020

Booker and Harris endorsed Biden this week (Brendan Smialowski)

The endorsement of elected officials, newspaper, major labor and organizations, has traditionally been a major predictor of success for candidates in presidential primaries, but this is no ordinary primary.

The whirlwind events of the ten days, unprecedented in modern-day political history, appears to have reset the course of the 2020 race for the White House.

Today's March 10th primaries: Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington Primaries, North Dakota Caucus (352 Delegates), Democrats Abroad Global Primary Closes (13 Delegates).

After today's elections, the first 26 contests will have collectively allocated a total of 1,864 delegates, roughly 47% of total pledged delegates.

While we await the outcome, a list of individuals and organizations that have endorsed frontrunners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.While the prospects of a contested convention seemed likely just two weeks ago, the outcome of today's multi-state primaries may prove to be the pivotal moment when, instead, the Democratic nomination is clinched.

(compilation, may not be complete)


The endorsements have been rolling out for Joe Biden, who, since his South Carolina primary triumph February 29th, has picked up over 40 endorsements from members of Congress and governors.

Reverend Jesse Jackson endorsed Bernie Sanders Sunday (Scott Olson/Getty)

Nine of Biden's former primary opponents have now endorsed him, including: Michael Bloomberg, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Deval Patrick and Tim Ryan.

Former candidates New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Marianne Williamson have endorsed Bernie Sanders. Julian Castro (who endorsed Warren before she dropped out), Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer, Michael Bennet, Jay Inslee, Steve Bullock, Kristen Gillibrand, Eric Swalwell and John Hickenlooper also have yet to endorse a candidate.



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