Sanders weighing suspending attack ads against Biden: report

Sanders weighing suspending attack ads against Biden: report
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Amanda Gorman captures national interest after inauguration performance Woman who made Sanders's mittens says she's sold out MORE's (I-Vt.) campaign is considering stopping all negative attack ads aimed at former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRev. Barber says best way to undercut extremism is with honesty Biden requires international travelers to quarantine upon arrival to US Overnight Defense: House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee | Biden to seek five-year extension of key arms control pact with Russia | Two more US service members killed by COVID-19 MORE, as Sanders trails Biden by over 300 delegates, The Washington Post reports.

Putting a pin in negative ads against is one of three options that the campaign is reportedly mulling over, the others being continue as is or suspend the campaign.

Sources told the Post that other strategy nuances could still be on the table, and that Sanders has not made a decision yet.


The Vermont senator returned to his home state this week to assess the future of his campaign after being swept in Tuesday's Democratic primary elections in Arizona, Illinois and Florida. Biden leads Sanders in delegates 1,201-896.

With the series of losses that started on Super Tuesday, it has become near impossible for Sanders to gain the 1,991 delegates needed to secure the party's nomination in July.

However, because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, many states slated to have their primaries in the coming months have either postponed their elections.