Sanders’ campaign made the announcement known in a press release on Wednesday after speaking with his staff on a conference call about the news.
“The Campaign Ends, The Struggle Continues,” Sanders press release reads.
The Vermont senator is expected to address his supporters through a livestream on his website.
Please join me at 11:45 a.m. ET for a special message to our supporters, live on our social media and https://t.co/vreIiWfeoS.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 8, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters after suspending his 2020 campaign: “I want to express to each of you my deep gratitude for helping to create an unprecedented grassroots political campaign that has had a profound impact in changing our nation.” https://t.co/bpsDu5PxTc pic.twitter.com/ptLQLGvi4p— ABC News (@ABC) April 8, 2020
While the 2020 Democratic primary race initially had over 25 contenders, it dwindled down to Sanders and Biden. Biden, however, has 1,217 delegates — gaining support after he had a rocky start to his campaign — while Sanders trailed with 914 delegates.