Biden beats Sanders in Minnesota primary

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE was declared the winner of the Minnesota Democratic presidential primary, notching another unexpected victory on Super Tuesday.

The Associated Press called the race for Biden at 9:47 p.m. ET. Polls closed at 9 p.m. ET.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSchumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster Schumer, Pelosi meeting with White House on infrastructure Feehery: 8 reasons why Biden should take the bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (I-Vt.) is projected to come in second, according to the AP.


Biden's surprising victory came after polling showed Sanders ahead in the state, home to Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSchumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster Senate GOP blocks voting rights bill The antitrust package is a Trojan horse conservatives must reject MORE (D-Minn.). She endorsed Biden on Monday after dropping out of the race.

Klobuchar congratulated Biden on the win.

"Congrats to @JoeBiden on a great night, including his victory in Minnesota!," she tweeted. "As I said last night, Joe will bring our party together and build a strong coalition to unite this country. And he will win big in November!"




Heading into Super Tuesday, Biden was a distant fourth, at 8 percent support, behind Klobuchar, Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate to vote on elections bill Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda Progressives fear nightmare scenario over voting rights assault MORE (D-Mass.) in a Minnesota Public Radio-Star Tribune poll released a couple of weeks before the primary.

Sanders won the state's 2016 primary against eventual Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda MORE.

Biden's victory followed wins in Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Virginia. Sanders won Colorado and his home state of Vermont.

But two of the biggest states have yet to report results. Polls in California close at 11 p.m. ET, and the race in Texas was too close to call at 10:25 p.m. ET.

Updated at 10:24 p.m.