Biden beats Sanders in Minnesota primary

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment 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 SandersBoycott sham impeachment Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Sanders: Senate may use budget reconciliation to pass Biden agenda 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 KlobucharSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Klobuchar says Senate impeachment trial of former official is constitutional: 'We have precedent' 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 WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers 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 ClintonBiden must wait weekend for State Department pick Texas Supreme Court rejects Alex Jones request to toss lawsuits from Sandy Hook parents Paris Agreement: Biden's chance to restore international standing 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.