Bernie Sanders won California, but Joe Biden revived a presidential campaign that was on life support less than a week ago, taking more than half the 14 Super Tuesday states by reuniting the coalition of African American and suburban voters that helped Barack Obama win the White House. Sanders and Biden were running one-two in California, with the Vermont senator holding a 10-point lead over the former vice president. But Biden shocked Sanders in Texas — Super Tuesday’s second-biggest delegate prize behind California and a state where polls had shown Sanders out in front. Sanders’ campaign is organized and well funded enough to battle Biden for the ideological soul of the party all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in July. Biden, however, leaves Super Tuesday with momentum. “Instead of hitting a wall on Super Tuesday, he’s riding a wave,” said Lily Adams, a top adviser to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and to California Sen. Kamala Harris before she ended her presidential campaign. “Longer term, he’s putting together a coalition that delivered the nomination to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Barack Obama in 2008.” “The possibility of a sustained, long-haul race is strong,” said Ben LaBolt, a… Read full this story
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