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Majority of Minnesota Democratic delegates back VP Harris for president after Biden exits
A day after President Joe Biden said he would not seek reelection, MPR News confirmed most of the state’s 93 delegates to the convention in Chicago support Vice President Kamala Harris. That includes fresh endorsements from Gov. Tim Walz and U.S. Rep. Angie Craig.
Minnesotans react with shock, delight as Biden drops out of presidential race
With President Joe Biden stepping back from running in the 2024 presidential race, Minnesotans from across the political spectrum share their thoughts about how the campaign for the White House will move forward.
President Biden withdraws from the 2024 race
MPR News host Angela Davis and her guests talk about President Biden’s decision to bow out of the 2024 presidential race and endorse Vice President Kamala Harris.  
What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here's how that might work
With President Joe Biden ending his reelection bid and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats now must navigate a shift that is unprecedented this late in an election year. The path ahead is neither easy nor obvious, even with Biden endorsing Harris.
President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race after disastrous debate, endorses Harris
President Joe Biden is dropping out of the 2024 race following a disastrous debate with Republican Donald Trump, throwing the Democratic Party into chaos just months before the election. And Biden has thrown his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris, the party’s instant favorite for the nomination at its August convention in Chicago.
Biden is still sidelined with COVID, but the debate over his campaign rages on
Vice President Harris was in Provincetown, Mass., raising money for the Biden-Harris campaign. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is stuck in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after COVID took him off the trail.
Biden praises longtime U.S. Rep Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who died of cancer
President Joe Biden is calling longtime U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas “a towering figure in our politics.” Jackson Lee died Friday night in Houston with her family around her. She was 74.
Rep. McCollum urges Biden to exit presidential race, backs Harris-Walz ticket
Minnesota Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum wants Democrats to back a new presidential ticket of Vice President Kamala Harris with Gov. Tim Walz as her running mate. McCollum is the third Democrat in Minnesota’s congressional delegation seeking Biden’s exit.
Global tech outage affects flights, health care, state agencies in Minnesota
The massive technology outage that swept around the globe Friday disrupted flights, affected health care systems and knocked some government agencies offline in Minnesota.