Second-tier candidates should call it quits for presidential nomination

A crowded field is giving Sen. Bernie Sanders a decided advantage in becoming the Democratic nominee.

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Opinion

February 24, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks Sunday in Austin. Photo by NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

There’s no time to lose for second-tier Democrats to drop out of the race for their party’s presidential nominee.

Saturday’s Nevada caucus win makes Sen. Bernie Sanders the clear leader.

Which would be fine if he were not such a political liability to down-ticket candidates. The lesson from the 2018 mid-term elections was that moderates were the difference in the Democrats’ ability to flip the House of Representatives from a Republican to Democratic majority.

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