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Biden Aims to Run Up Delegate Lead in Pivotal Michigan Test

  • ‘Mini Tuesday’ contests are best chance for Sanders to recover
  • Primary calendar favors Biden as race moves into April
Joe Biden at primary night rally in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S., on March 3.

Joe Biden at primary night rally in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S., on March 3.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
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Joe Biden’s newfound momentum could bring him an insurmountable lead in delegates by mid-March, leaving Bernie Sanders with little power to stop the former vice president from becoming the 2020 Democratic nominee for president.

Buoyed by primary wins on Super Tuesday, Biden’s now well-positioned to extend his delegate advantage over Sanders at the six nominating contests to be held on Tuesday and from some or all of the four states that vote a week later.