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Biden Decries ‘Negative Attacks’ After Sanders Airs Ads

  • Candidates brace for two-man race after Super Tuesday
  • Sanders says ‘establishment’ is trying to destroy campaign
Joe Biden speaks during a primary night rally in Los Angeles on March 3. 

Joe Biden speaks during a primary night rally in Los Angeles on March 3. 

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday urged his opponents to keep the race positive as it intensifies, an implicit rebuke of Bernie Sanders’s aggressive response to the former vice president’s Super Tuesday victories.

“What we can’t let happen is let this primary turn into a campaign of negative attacks,” Biden said in a brief statement to reporters in Los Angeles. “The only thing that can do is help Donald Trump and it doesn’t do anything to help any one of the candidates who are left in the campaign.”

Earlier Wednesday, Sanders, who underperformed polling and expectations in many of the 14 states that voted on Tuesday, released three negative ads about Biden.