Bernie Sanders suspended all of his Facebook campaign ads Wednesday on the heels of another stinging primary setback, sparking rumors that he’s about to drop out of the race.
The Facebook ad freeze came after Joe Biden won Tuesday’s primaries in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, virtually leaving Sanders without a viable path to the nomination.
A Sanders campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment on the Facebook development.
Sanders was holding meetings Wednesday to “reassess” his chances, though he hasn’t made a final decision, campaign manager Faiz Shakir said.
“The next primary contest is at least three weeks away,” Shakir said, suggesting the left-wing Vermont senator isn’t in a rush. “Sen. Sanders is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign. In the immediate term, however, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable.”
Biden has taken a commanding lead in the Democratic primary battle to pick a candidate to take on President Trump in November.