“I did speak to Pete Buttigieg a couple days ago to encourage him to stay engaged because he has enormous talent, and I indicated to him that if I became the nominee, I’d come and ask him to be part of an administration,” Mr. Biden said Monday during a campaign stop at Texas Southern University in Houston. “He’d be engaged in moving things forward.”
“She is also a great talent,” he said of the senator.
Announced on the eve of Super Tuesday, when voters in 14 states cast ballots in primary elections, the endorsements could potentially give Mr. Biden’s campaign a boost past Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to run against President Trump in November.
Ms. Klobuchar ended her campaign the next day, effectively narrowing the once-crowded pool of top-tier Democratic candidates to only a handful of contenders: Mr. Biden, Mr. Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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