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Biden Wins SC, Bernie Wins Cash And Polls Heading To Super Tuesday

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Bumbling Joe Biden won the South Carolina Democratic Primary, the first state he’s won in three tries for President, but the much-needed win may be too little too late for the lying plagiarist favorite of the Democratic Party’s establishment.

Super Tuesday is the biggest on the Democratic Party’s primary calendar: 14 states along with American Samoa will determine one-third of the pledged delegates – 1,344 out of the 1,991 needed to win – to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. For comparison, the first four contests that got so much attention determined only 155 delegates.

Biden goes into the Democrats’ Super Tuesday primaries almost broke and with no time to turn his South Carolina win into campaign cash.

In contrast to Biden’s empty campaign coffers, Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, who still leads Biden in what counts – delegates – also leads him in cash available for Super Tuesday Get-Out-The-Vote activities.

According to our friends at NewsMax, Sen. Bernie Sanders raked in $46.5 million in February, his campaign said, powered by his strong finishes in early nominating contests.

Sanders won the popular vote in the Iowa caucuses, though he came in second to Pete Buttigieg in delegates awarded. He went on to win in New Hampshire and Nevada. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s commanding victory in South Carolina on Saturday broke that winning streak, but the Vermont senator will likely retain his lead as the biggest fundraiser among candidates funding their campaigns with donations.

But even more importantly, Sanders donations are coming from small donors in Super Tuesday states.

NewsMax reports Sanders’ haul far exceeded the intake for January, when Sanders collected $25 million, the most of any Democratic candidate until then. The campaign, which asks donors for contributions of as little as $2.70 in email pitches, said it had more than 2.2 million donations in February.

“We’re especially proud that of the more than 2 million donations we received this month, over 1.4 million were from voters in states that vote on Super Tuesday,” Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement reported by NewsMax.

The small-dollar donor base Sanders built in his 2016 campaign has made him the top fundraiser among Democratic candidates in the 2020 nomination fight.

The financial advantage allowed him to look beyond the early nominating contests reported NewsMax. He has spent $16.4 million on advertising in the 14 states that will vote on Super Tuesday, March 3, making him second to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has spent $218.7 million.

Biden has spent just $1.7 million in Super Tuesday states.

But Bloomberg has spent over 13 times as much as Sanders on Super Tuesday advertising and more than 128 times Biden’s ad spending.

ABC News reports Bloomberg plans 2,400 events across 30 states ahead of Super Tuesday. With Bloomberg appearing on primary ballots for the first time on Tuesday, ABC reports his 2,100-person campaign's effort will complement the overwhelming advertising campaign he's waged on television and online. He's spent more than half-a-billion dollars since entering the Democratic primary, at an average of more than $5 million a day.

In addition to new national television spots this week touting his record in City Hall and knocking President Trump's response to the spread of the coronavirus, ABC reports the Bloomberg campaign has aired ads in Super Tuesday states tailored to local issues and audiences – from public lands in Utah, to women's reproductive rights and the El Paso shooting and gun control in Texas, according to a campaign official.

Bloomberg is continuing an aggressive travel schedule this weekend and through Tuesday, a swing that began Thursday and includes more than 10 stops across six southern states, ending with an event in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday night. One of those stops is in Manassas, Virginia, not far from CHQ’s headquarters in suburban Washington, DC.

And, while Bloomberg’s poor performance in the Democratic Primary debates has likely helped Biden by minimizing Bloomberg’s appeal as a “moderate” alternative to the bumbling former Vice President, Biden has no way of countering the avalanche of advertising, but Sanders does.

According to reporting by the New York Times, Sanders holds substantial advantages in some of the biggest Super Tuesday states:

In California polls show him to be so far ahead that all of his opponents are at risk of falling short of the 15 percent threshold needed to claim any statewide delegates. (They could still win delegates in congressional districts.)

In Texas Biden and Sanders are close, but Biden’s South Carolina bounce has been diminished by early voting, during which almost half the Democratic Party electorate cast their ballots before Biden’s big win. In a CNN poll of Texas released Friday Sanders led that poll with 29 percent, Biden had 20 percent, Bloomberg had 18 percent and Elizabeth Warren had 15 percent.

In North Carolina a recent University of Massachusetts Lowell poll conducted by YouGov showed Sanders edging ahead with 23 percent support, Bloomberg at 19 percent and Biden at 16 percent.

Virginia probably offers Bloomberg his best shot at a significant victory. A Monmouth University poll earlier this month showed Sanders and Bloomberg tied at 22 percent, with Mr. Biden at 18 percent — technically a three-way statistical tie.

In liberal Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren’s adopted home state, she and Sanders have been running about neck-and-neck, according to most recent polls — though a WBUR poll released Friday showed Sanders jumping out to an eight-point lead. The endorsement of the Boston Globe and a $9 million ad buy by a Super PAC, may tilt the race to Warren, but it does not look promising for Biden or the others.

Finally, in Minnesota, Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s home state, she was well ahead with 29 percent of the vote in a Star Tribune/MPR News poll. But Sanders, who enjoyed one of his most resounding victories of the 2016 primary campaign there, ran a strong second at 23 percent. None of Klobuchar’s allegedly moderate rivals — Bloomberg, Biden or Buttigieg — scored higher than 8 percent in the Tribune/MPR poll. Liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in at 11 percent, suggesting that about one third of the Democrats in Minnesota are well to the Left of Klobuchar.

As USA Today noted, over the past 20 years, the share of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters who describe themselves as “liberal” or “very liberal” has increased from 27% in 2000 to 47% in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center. The rest describe themselves as moderate (38%) or conservative (14%).

Polls so far have Sanders either first or second in most of the 14 Super Tuesday states, which could help him build a lead among national pledged delegates that analysts say would be almost impossible for any of his rivals to overcome. The data-crunching website forecasts Sanders to win the most delegates in all but one Super Tuesday state (Alabama).

Joe Biden may have picked up a little bounce from his South Carolina win, and Michael Bloomberg may have dumped half-a-billion dollars on TV, but it is the Far Left liberals that are driving the Democratic primaries in most states, and they are solidly in Bernie Sanders’ corner.

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