As the Denver Post’s Jon Murray reports, what was once a trickle of support for former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t been seen much in Colorado this campaign season, is rapidly building into an old-fashioned canyon gullywasher:
Former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and his wife, Maggie, on Monday endorsed Joe Biden for president, joining Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in throwing their support behind the former vice president.
They were among several establishment Democrats nationally to back the former vice president as he seeks to consolidate support the day before Super Tuesday contests, including the Colorado primary. By late morning, news outlets also reported that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a fellow candidate, was dropping out and endorsing Biden.
“Our country faces immense challenges,” Udall said in a statement provided by Biden’s campaign. “We know Joe Biden is someone who can unite our party and country, restore dignity to the White House and rebuild trust in our government.”
Ex-Colorado presidential contenders John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet have reportedly not made an endorsement decision as of yet, though there is clearly an urgent campaign underway to swing support to the former vice president ahead of tomorrow’s 14-state Super Tuesday primary. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threw his support behind Biden today, which could be interpreted as a blow to Sen. Elizabeth Warren since Reid is one of her biggest historical supporters. And after some uncertainty, we just learned that Pete Buttigieg will appear with Biden tonight at a “unity rally” in Texas.
That’s the situation as of this writing, and we’ll update as developments warrant (which they likely will).