WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgent Joe Biden scored sweeping victories from Texas to Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, revitalizing a presidential bid that was teetering on the edge of disaster just days earlier.
But his rival Bernie Sanders seized the biggest prize with a win in California that ensured he would drive the Democrats’ nomination fight for the foreseeable future. Suddenly, a Democratic Party presidential field that once featured more than two dozen candidates has transformed into a two-man contest.
Biden and Sanders battled for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. territory held a series of high-stakes elections that marked the most significant day of voting in the party’s 2020 presidential nomination fight.
Joe Biden defeated Bernie Sanders in the Super Tuesday primary in Minnesota.
Amy Klobuchar’s abrupt withdrawal a day earlier gave the former vice president a boost despite his failing to campaign in her home state.
Sanders, who easily won Minnesota’s caucuses in 2016, had been hoping to capitalize on his large and motivated progressive base in the state, and he campaigned in St. Paul on Monday night. But Klobuchar’s decision forced her supporters to make a quick second choice, and Biden was the clear beneficiary.
Elizabeth Warren and Mike Bloomberg were a distant third and fourth.