COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local):
A senior adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the candidate's first-place finish in South Carolina signal there are “only two candidates remaining with a viable path to the nomination.”
Anita Dunn told The Associated Press on Saturday that Biden’s strengths in South Carolina with black voters position him well for the delegate-rich states that vote on March 3, Super Tuesday.
Biden and other candidates are hoping to keep Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders from barreling out of the Super Tuesday contests with an insurmountable delegate lead.
Dunn also drew a comparison between Biden and former President Barack Obama. She said Obama’s victory in the 2008 South Carolina primary was his “springboard to the presidency, and we’re on our way to saying the same thing about Joe Biden.”