Biden beats Sanders in Minnesota primary

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed Latino group 'Mi Familia Vota' launches M voter turnout campaign targeting swing states 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 SandersTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Ex-Sanders campaign manager talks unity efforts with Biden backers The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention MORE (I-Vt.) is projected to come in second, according to the AP.

ADVERTISEMENT

Biden's surprising victory came after polling showed Sanders ahead in the state, home to Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBiden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 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!"

 

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Heading into Super Tuesday, Biden was a distant fourth, at 8 percent support, behind Klobuchar, Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations Progressive activist Ady Barkan endorses Biden, urges him to pick Warren as VP Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits 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 ClintonTrump to visit Georgia next week Former NY Rep. Claudia Tenney to face Anthony Brindisi in House rematch Powell takes on Trump over Confederate flag 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.