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Klobuchar team: Internal poll showed Amy stretching lead in Minnesota

The senator dropped out of the presidential race before Minnesotans could vote.

Amy Klobuchar's withdrawal from the presidential race came as she was set to win at least one primary state: her own.

Sen. Klobuchar had been leading Bernie Sanders by 6 points in a poll by the Star Tribune/MPR News last month, but her communications director says that in the last few days she had stretched that lead.

Tweeting on Monday evening, Tim Hogan said the campaign had conducted an internal poll of Minnesota on Sunday, and that had Klobuchar polling at 32 percent, compared to Sanders' 19 percent, followed by Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren.

That would suggest that Klobuchar would have benefit from the withdrawal of Pete Buttigieg from the race on Saturday.

Both Buttigieg and Klobuchar jetted to Texas on Monday evening to give their official endorsement to Joe Biden, as the more moderate Democrats rally around the former Vice President as he challenges Sanders for the nomination.

After her withdrawal, Klobuchar tweeted: "Thanks to the hard work of our team, we built a campaign that believes in bringing people together and defied expectations every step of the way. One thing is for certain: we will continue to build a coalition to win in November."

It remains to be seen now whether Klobuchar's endorsement will earn her a high-ranking job in the White House administration in the event of a Biden primary and presidential election victory.

Among those paying tribute to Klobuchar after she dropped out was Bernie Sanders, who told a rally at the RiverCentre in St. Paul she is "one of the hardest workers I know."

Less effusive was one of Sanders' main Keith Ellison, Minnesota's Attorney General, who tweeted this.

He later issued a clarification, claiming the misreading of his tweet was a sign of the current political climate.

Klobuchar also received an affectionate tribute from Rachel Dratch, who portrayed the senator on Saturday Night Live.

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