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7 March 2020

BIDEN RACKS UP MORE ENDORSEMENTS AS SANDERS GOES ON THE ATTACK IN U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Two former presidential rivals endorsed Joe Biden on Friday in the latest
sign that the Democratic establishment is coalescing around the former vice
president to stop the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who ratcheted up attacks
on his rival ahead of crucial contests next week.
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and John Delaney, a former
Maryland congressman - both onetime 2020 candidates - backed Biden, as did a
slew of other Democratic officials in states soon to hold primary elections.
Sanders, who is desperate to regain some momentum after Biden's strong Super
Tuesday showing this week, launched a full-throated attack on his rival,
assailing Biden over his record on trade, abortion, gay rights and Social
Security.
The pair contest six Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday, including
the big prize of Michigan, with 125 of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the
nomination at stake.
Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont who until recently the front-runner in
the party's race to face Republican President Donald Trump in November, now
trails in delegates. A big win for Biden in Michigan would deliver another
major blow to Sanders' hopes of becoming the nominee.

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