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Joe Biden Wins Idaho Democratic Primary

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden has won Idaho’s Democratic presidential primary. The state has 20 pledged delegates at stake. Democrats in Idaho are using a primary for the first time. They used a caucus in 2016 to pick Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nominee. Officials have said switching to a Democratic primary this year from …

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PROJECTION: Joe Biden Wins Michigan Primary

Vox reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden clinched a win in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday night, delivering a tough blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden appeared to perform well both with Michigan’s African-American population and its white working class, two groups Democrats hope to turn out in a general election against President Donald Trump. The state contains 125 delegates; it …

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PROJECTIONS: Biden Wins Mississippi And Missouri

NPR reports: In the first two calls of the night, the AP projects Joe Biden to win Missouri and Mississippi. The wins come on the back of his 10-state win on Super Tuesday last week. Missouri’s electorate trends older, and the Democratic nominating contest here was one of the closest of 2016. The state, with 68 delegates at stake, has …

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Biden Also Cancels Cleveland Rally Over Virus Concerns

Just in via press release from the Biden campaign: In accordance with guidance from public officials and out of an abundance of caution, our rally in Cleveland, Ohio tonight is cancelled. We will continue to consult with public health officials and public health guidance and make announcements about future events. In the coming days. Vice President Biden thanks all of …

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Sanders Cancels Cleveland Rally Over Virus Concerns

Via press release from the Sanders campaign: Out of concern for public health and safety, we are canceling tonight’s rally in Cleveland. We are heeding the public warnings from Ohio state officials, who have communicated concern about holding large, indoor events during the coronavirus outbreak.  Sen. Sanders would like to express his regret to the thousands of Ohioans who had …

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Super Tuesday 2.0 Primaries: All-Day Open Thread

The New York Times reports: Tuesday’s primary contests, in six states including Missouri and Washington, are unfolding against a backdrop of high anxiety over the economic and health consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. For most Sanders voters, plummeting stock prices matter less than the broader injustices he champions around wage inequality, health care and student loan debt. If Mr. Sanders …

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Prominent Sanders Backers Push Biden “Senility” Claims

The Daily Beast reports: With little time to reverse the course of the Democratic primary, leftist and independent-minded critics of Joe Biden have ramped up insinuations about the former vice president’s mental state, going so far as to insist that the matter will doom the party in the general election. Indeed, some Sanders supporters have been blunt about their desire …

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Bloomberg Donates $2M To Register Black Voters

The Hill reports: Former 2020 Democratic contender Michael Bloomberg gave $2 million to a nonprofit working to registering black voters ahead of November’s general election. The donation was made to Collective Future, which is the nonprofit arm of the Collective, a political action committee dedicated to supporting black candidates nationwide. The group is working to register 500,000 black voters in …

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MICHIGAN: Biden +15 Over Sanders In Final Poll

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Joe Biden holds a lead over Bernie Sanders in the crucial Michigan primary contest according to the Monmouth University Poll. The poll also finds both Democrats with a slight edge over President Donald Trump in hypothetical general election matchups. Among Michigan voters who are likely to participate in the Democratic primary tomorrow, support currently stands …

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Dem MT Gov. Steve Bullock Launches US Senate Bid

The Helena Independent Record reports: Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday will do what for months he proclaimed he wouldn’t — enter the U.S. Senate race, saying he wants to bring a Montana attitude to Congress and that he made the choice after encouragement from people around the state and getting the backing of his family. “I do wish …

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Joe Biden +16 Over Bernie Sanders In New National Poll

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a double-digit lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, a new CNN poll of Democratic voters nationwide conducted by SSRS shows. Biden is now the choice of a majority of Democratic voters nationwide, according to the poll, which was taken in the days after the former vice president’s …

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Sen. Cory Booker Endorses Joe Biden

The New York Times reports: Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey endorsed former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president on Monday, adding to what has become a nearly complete consolidation of support from Mr. Biden’s former top rivals to push him to the Democratic nomination. Mr. Booker’s endorsement comes 24 hours after Senator Kamala Harris of California endorsed …

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Endorses Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Rev. Jesse Jackson endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president on Sunday. The civil rights activist and onetime presidential candidate announced his support with the Democratic primary effectively down to Sanders and ex-veep Joe Biden. “A people far behind cannot catch up choosing the most moderate path. The most progressive social and economic path gives …

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Hillary Won’t Endorse Biden, Says Bernie Isn’t Strongest

ABC News reports: Hillary Clinton reiterated that Sen. Bernie Sanders would not be “our strongest nominee against Donald Trump.” But speaking in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” the 2016 Democratic nominee stopped short of endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden. “I’m not endorsing,” she said before explaining why she thinks Biden has broader appeal in …

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Sanders Won’t Let Coronavirus Limit His Rallies

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday acknowledged that he and his presidential opponents are in an age group that is considered more vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak but said he wouldn’t be limiting his activities. Sanders was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether he, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump should be limiting travel …

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BREAKING: Sen. Kamala Harris Endorses Joe Biden

“When I started my run for president, I said America needs a president who reflects the decency and dignity of the American people; a president who speaks the truth; and a president who fights for those whose voices are too often overlooked or ignored. I still believe that to this day. That is why I am proud to announce I …

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Gabbard To Biden, Sanders: Get Me In The Debate

Politico reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is calling on former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to urge the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to allow her on stage for the next primary debate after newly released qualifications for the event barred her from participating. The direct call to Biden and Sanders, the two heavyweights remaining in the …

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Biden Nets $22M, Warns Of “Negative Bernie Brothers”

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that his campaign raised $22 million in just five days following a remarkable comeback in the Democratic primary, nearly matching the same amount he raised in the last three months of 2019. Biden — in a phone call to supporters at a Bethesda, Maryland, fundraiser — also warned against negativity that …

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New Threshold Axes Gabbard From Next Debate

The Associated Press reports: The Democratic National Committee has ratcheted up the threshold to qualify for its next presidential debate, requiring candidates to have picked up at least 20% of convention delegates allocated in state primary contests. The new rules announced Friday for the March 15 debate in Arizona will allow former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie …

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Biden +16 Over Sanders In New National Poll

Morning Consult reports: With the Democratic race for president effectively reduced to a two-candidate contest, most primary voters are backing former Vice President Joe Biden, who is riding a towering wave of momentum. The latest Morning Consult poll tracking the race found 54 percent of Democratic primary voters nationwide identified him as their first choice, putting him in front of …

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