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South Carolina win gives Biden campaign new life

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South Carolina win gives Biden campaign new life

South Carolina win gives Biden campaign new life

Former vice president Joe Biden secured a convincing win in South Carolina's Democratic primary on Saturday (February 29), resurrecting his campaign to take on Donald Trump for the presidency.

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Biden's first primary win, in his third run at the White House, was secured through an outpouring of black voter support.

The decisive victory gives him a burst of momentum ahead of Super Tuesday, and allows him to argue he is the most electable moderate alternative to Bernie Sanders - who had dominated the race up until this point.

In the wake of his win, Biden was endorsed by Terry McAuliffe, a former governor of Virginia and ex-chair of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Representative Bobby Scott, an influential African-American lawmaker from Virginia - a possible sign that the Democratic establishment is starting to coalesce around his candidacy.



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