On Monday, former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, and just yesterday, former Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar ended their presidential campaigns, with both endorsing former vice president Joe Biden. “That narrows the race just as it should be, and, at the end of the day, we should all support whomever the nominee will be. We want to see all Democrats unite with several goals to achieve but mainly to defeat Donald Trump,” said NMI Democratic Party vice chair Danny Quitugua.
Former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke from El Paso, Texas, also endorsed Biden and took the stage to support him at his rally in Texas.
With Super Tuesday just about to begin, “I’m sure we can expect to see several endorsements for the other candidates too from all over the country,” said Quitugua.
As of March 3, the remaining four Democratic presidential candidates—Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren—qualify for the NMI Presidential Caucus ballot.
“Who will be the two nominees and or possible last one standing, we will have to wait and see,” said NMI Democrat Shawna JP Indalecio. “I am a huge supporter of Mayor Pete Buttigieg and even worked to collect signatures for his qualifying petition that got his name on the NMI ballot. Although I’m a huge fan, Joe Biden’s my man and I was very happy to see Mayor Pete’s endorsement.”
The March 14 caucus will be the first step in the CNMI’s participation in this process. At the caucus, Democrats will elect delegates to attend the National Convention according to presidential preference group. The caucus will be held on Saipan with simultaneous sub-caucuses to be held on Tinian and Rota, with locations and times to be announced later this week. All persons interested to become delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee Wisconsin, pledged to any of the presidential candidates should visit www.nmidems.org to receive a delegate candidacy form and submit their candidacy on or before March 8, 2020. (PR)