Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders is reportedly meeting with staffers to “assess his campaign” following a string of brutal primary losses to former Vice President Joe Biden during Tuesday night’s Democratic elections.
“The next primary contest is at least three weeks away. Sen. Sanders is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said.
“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,” Shakir added.
Bernie Sanders set to 'assess' campaign, top aide says https://t.co/hZzvTUjyRt
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 18, 2020
Biden swept primaries across the country Tuesday night; beating Senator Bernie Sanders by big margins in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.
“Joe Biden swept another round of delegate-rich contests Tuesday – winning in Florida, Illinois and Arizona – further cementing the former vice president as the dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination over Bernie Sanders as the coronavirus threat scrambles the primary calendar for the foreseeable future,” reports Fox News.
Tuesday’s primaries could be the last due to Coronavirus concerns; adding more pressure for Sanders to quit the race before the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer.
“Senator Sanders and I may disagree on tactics, but we share a common vision for the need to provide affordable health care for all Americans, reducing income inequality hat has risen so drastically, to tackling the existential threat of our time, climate change,” said Biden. “Senator Sanders and his supporters have brought a remarkable passion and tenacity to all of these issues. … Together, they have shifted the fundamental conversation in this country. So let me say, especially to the young voters who have been inspired by Senator Sanders. I hear you.”
With most precincts reporting, Biden Beat Sanders 43% to 31% in Arizona, 59% to 36% in Illinois, and 62% to 23% in the pivotal battleground state of Florida.
Read the full report at Fox News.
CRASH AND BERN: Joe Biden Stuns Bernie Sanders, Wins AL, AR, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, VA
Former Vice President Joe Biden stunned Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Tuesday night; winning key races in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and likely Maine.
“I’m here to report that we are very much alive,” Biden told supporters on Election Night. “This campaign is taking off.”
“Biden – once the unrivaled front-runner for the nomination – was wounded after a lackluster fourth-place finish in Iowa’s caucuses and a disappointing fifth-place showing in New Hampshire’s primary. But a slight rebound in Nevada’s caucuses – where he came in a distant second to Sanders – was followed this past weekend with a landslide victory in South Carolina’s primary,” reports Fox News.
Biden takes the stage in LA. “It’s a good night, and it’s about to get even better..they don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing” rattling off the states he won tonight. pic.twitter.com/DQHyfVY3Su
— Madeleine Rivera (@madeleinerivera) March 4, 2020
Senator Sanders carried California, Colorado, Utah, and his home state of Vermont.
“Tonight I tell you with absolute confidence we’re going to win the Democratic nomination,” Sanders told a packed rally.
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News
SUPER TUESDAY II: Biden Defeats Bernie, Projected to Win Crucial Democratic Primary in Michigan
Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the pivotal Democratic primary in Michigan Tuesday night; a crushing blow to Bernie Sanders’ campaign that won the state against Hillary Clinton back in 2016.
“Joe Biden will win the pivotal primary contest in the state of Michigan, in addition to his victories in Mississippi and Missouri earlier Tuesday night, Fox News projects, building on the former vice president’s momentum from Super Tuesday a week ago and bringing him much closer to the Democratic presidential nomination,” reports Fox News.
“With these wins alone, Biden is likely to substantially grow his delegate lead over Sanders, even as the results of three more races are still outstanding,” adds Fox.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.