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Michigan primary becomes even more important for Biden, Sanders as field narrows

Sanders and Biden are scheduled to visit Michigan ahead of Tuesday's primary
Posted at 10:45 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 22:48:54-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is narrowing with Super Tuesday bringing a resurgence for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign

Biden is now leading in delegates ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders.

Biden capitalized on South Carolina momentum and endorsements from Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg to sweep 10 states in the pivotal Super Tuesday contests

"People are talking about a revolution, we started a movement. We've increased turnout. And the turnout's turned out for us,” Biden exclaimed to a crowd of supporters.

Biden also secured the endorsement of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg who dropped out of the race Wednesday morning.

"Defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. And after yesterday's vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend, and a great American, Joe Biden," Bloomberg said.

Senator Bernie Sanders won the biggest state Tuesday night, but overall had a disappointing outing.

"Of course I’m disappointed, I would like to win every state by a landslide, but that's not going to happen," Sanders said.

The race is now largely between the two candidates, who have their sights set on Michigan ahead of tuesday’s primary.

Bernie Sanders will be in Detroit on Friday and Grand Rapids this weekend.

Biden will be in Detroit on Monday, as the stakes to win Michigan voters are ever-increasing.

Both of these candidates are looking to win Michigan in order to make an argument that they can win this state in the general,” Calvin University Political Science Professor Abigail Vegter said.

Vegter believes the state is even more crucial for Bernie.

“There are some that say Michigan can be Biden’s way to ending this race. I don’t know if I would go that far, but it would be very detrimental to Bernie’s campaign if he can’t show up in Michigan and win at least a good portion of the delegates,” she added.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is in a distant third place, her campaign says they are assessing her candidacy

However, both she and candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard made stops in Michigan earlier this week.