Sanders Campaign: Senator Not Suspending Presidential Campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not suspending his presidential campaign, according to his communications director.

A report from Axios noted that the senator has no active Facebook advertisements on the morning after three more primary losses. It claimed that a pause in Facebook spending “has been a good indicator that candidates are dropping out of the 2020 race before,” citing the examples of former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

A reporter for another outlet repackaged the story in a one-line Twitter post, saying Axios was reporting Sanders was suspending his campaign.

The post prompted a response by Mike Casca, communications director for the campaign. “Absolutely false,” he wrote.

Sanders’s campaign earlier in the day said the senator “is going to be having conversations with his supporters to assess his campaign.”

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 25, 2020. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

Sanders lost all three Democratic primaries on Tuesday to former Vice President Joe Biden.

The self-described socialist has faced pressure from establishment Democrats to drop out of the race. A string of contenders dropped out earlier this month, including Bloomberg and Buttigieg, before endorsing Biden.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is also in the race but has only two delegates. Biden has 1,164 and Sanders has 879, according to the Associated Press.

Candidates need 1,991 to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

From The Epoch Times