After Super Tuesday’s elections, Vice President Joe Biden is leading Democrats with 664 delegates to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 573. All other major candidates for the Democratic nomination have dropped out of the race, with many of them endorsing Biden for president, including Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NY).
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also dropped out of the race but has so far held off on endorsing either Biden or Sanders ahead of Tuesday’s primaries that include Michigan (125 delegates), Washington (89), Missouri (68), Mississippi (36), Idaho (20), and North Dakota (14).
Biden’s success in winning 10 of 14 states on Super Tuesday and the high profile endorsements from his former rivals has made him the front runner in the race. He looks to gain more ground on Tuesday, especially in Michigan, which has the largest number of delegates and is where Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election but is lagging in the polls behind Biden this time around.
Super Tuesday also resulted in several new House candidates moving forward to the general election in Texas and California, and in Alabama there will be a run-off for the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Democrat Doug Jones between former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville and the former Attorney General under Trump and former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, who President Trump criticized in a tweet following the election. The run-off will be held on March 31. North Carolina also selected former state rep. Cal Cunningham to challenge Sen. Thom Thilis for the seat in November.
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