US Senator Bernie Sanders suspends 2020 Democratic presidential campaign

US Presidential Candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in New York. (Reuters)

US Senator Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up.

The Vermont senator’s announcement makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November.

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