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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may be approaching an exit to the 2020 presidential race, with reports indicating that the candidate's senior-level staffers have been holding talks with former Vice President Joe Biden's team.
According to Axios
, the Sanders campaign suspended Facebook ads for the self-avowed democratic socialist's second presidential bid, which received a crushing electoral blow from the three states holding Democratic primaries on Tuesday.
Furthermore, Kate Bedingfield, the deputy campaign manager for the Biden campaign, has informed The Washington Post
that the Sanders campaign and Biden campaign "have been in regular contact at a senior level"
to discuss coronavirus.
"While the two campaigns obviously have their differences, they are working together to try to promote the health and safety of their teams, those who interact with the campaigns, and the American people,"
The news agency also reports that Sanders did not ask supporters for donations in an email Wednesday, and that the senator has plans "to leave Washington and return home, where he and his wife, Jane, would talk to supporters and determine the future of his presidential run."
"Biden campaign officials have also adopted an internal policy of no longer attacking Sanders,"
reports the news agency.
According to The New York Times
, Biden pushed for Democratic unity while speaking to supporters after a resounding victory in Tuesday's voting contests, and even declared that he and Sanders, a self-avowed democratic socialist, share a "common vision" for healthcare, income inequality, and climate change.
"Senator Sanders and his supporters have brought a remarkable passion and tenacity to all of these issues, and together, they have shifted the fundamental conversation in this country,"
said Biden, reports the news agency.
"So let me say, especially to the young voters who have been inspired by Senator Sanders: I hear you,"
said Biden, reports the news agency. "I know what's at stake. I know what we have to do. Our goal as a campaign, and my goal as a candidate for president, is to unify this party and then to unify the nation."
The former vice president, who has pitched his campaign as a return to normalcy, endorsed Sanders' free college plan and Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) bankruptcy plan in a tweet thread.
"Bernie has put forward a plan that would make public colleges and universities free for families whose income is below $125,000,"
said Biden in a tweet Sunday. "It's a good idea, and after consideration, I am proud to add it to my platform."
"Few people in the country understand how bankruptcy hurts working families more than Elizabeth Warren,"
said Biden in a follow-up tweet. "Today, I am fully endorsing and adopting her bankruptcy plan."
During a bankruptcy bill hearing in 2005, then-Senator Joe Biden told Warren, who was testifying about the bill, that she was putting forward a "mildly demagogic" argument, reports NPR