Bernie Sanders to stay in presidential race

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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders addresses a rally at The Saint Paul River Centre on March 2, 2020 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on the eve of “Super Tuesday” Democratic presidential primaries. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

(WEHT)- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced in a press conference Wednesday that he will continue his presidential campaign despite losses in Michigan and Missouri Tuesday night.

Former Vice President Joe Biden won four of the six states that voted Tuesday including the biggest delegate prize of the evening: Michigan. Sanders only won North Dakota and currently leads in Washington state, where the mail-in ballots could take days to count.

Biden was able to extend his delegate lead, with 857 delegates to Sanders’ 709 as of Wednesday afternoon. Sanders and Biden are scheduled to debate Sunday evening in Phoenix, though there will not be a live audience due to coronavirus concerns.

Arizona holds their primary on March 17, along with Florida, Illinois, and Ohio.

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(This story was originally published on March 11, 2020)

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