Biden Sweeps South on Super Tuesday, Revives Campaign in Momentous Showing

Headline Roundup March 4th, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden put on a dominant performance on Super Tuesday 2020, winning 10 of 14 states and apparently cementing the race for the Democratic nomination as a two-way contest between he and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). While Sanders is projected to win California, Biden proved popular among southern voters and saw somewhat surprising success in Massachusetts and the Midwest.

Media outlets and voices throughout the spectrum framed the night's results as massive for Biden's campaign, and focused coverage on the apparently deepening split between moderate Democrats supporting Biden and progressive Democrats backing Sanders. Six more primaries are scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington state.

Biden Sweeps South on Super Tuesday, Revives Campaign in Momentous Showing

From the Left
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Joe Biden powered to a dominating sweep of the South and surprisingly strong showings in New England and the Upper Midwest on Tuesday night, as he sought to seize control of the Democratic presidential race and overtake Sen. Bernie Sanders as the delegate leader.

Sanders was holding on to a lead in California, the state with the biggest delegate haul of the Super Tuesday primaries, as votes were slowly counted there. But Biden’s victories in Texas and eight other states threatened to at minimum erase the lopsided delegate advantage Sanders...

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From the Right
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OPINION

If you don’t like Mike Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, or Bernie Sanders, Super Tuesday night is just delightful so far.

For the past few months, Americans have been living in a fascinating political-science experiment: how far could a campaign carry an uninspiring candidate with essentially unlimited spending and TV ads? Tonight, we got the answer: not very far at all! Bloomberg spent a half-billion dollars to win American Samoa and a handful of delegates here and there across 15 states. It is the most expensive failure in American political history. The...

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From the Center
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Momentum and timing matter in politics — and both helped former Vice President Joe Biden mount a comeback from almost-left-for-dead to being the alternative to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who went into Super Tuesday with front-runner status after significant wins in early states.

The Democratic presidential race at one point had almost two dozen candidates, but now it's essentially a contest between two men representing dueling ideological poles of the party.

Sanders has energized the progressive wing with promises to transform the party and dramatically expand the government's role.

Biden's...

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