By Ken Bredemeier
VOA News
March 04, 2020

WASHINGTON - The race for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed to two competitors after Super Tuesday voting — resurgent former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-declared democratic socialist long at odds with the party establishment.

The voting across 14 states also forced former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of the contest after he had spent a reported $600 million of his own fortune on his campaign but only won the vote in the tiny American Somoa territory in the Pacific and a handful of delegates to the Democrats's national presidential nominating convention in July.

In defeat, Bloomberg quickly endorsed Biden, calling him "my friend and a great American."

Big win for Biden

Biden was the big winner in the coast-to-coast voting on Super Tuesday, capturing nine states in a show of voter strength that extended from liberal Massachusetts, the Northeastern home state of rival Elizabeth Warren, through conservative southern states to Texas on the country's southwestern border. He held a tiny lead in Maine in the incomplete vote counting in the Atlantic coastal state.

Less than a week ago, Biden's campaign to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November national election was on life support, with his poor finishes in the first three party nominating contests in February threatening to end his third run for the presidency that has spanned three decades…….

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