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WASHINGTON Joe Biden came out of the gate hot on Tuesdays primary night, fortifying his national lead on the strength of his support of the black community.
The former vice president took home wins in Mississippi and Missouri, two states with significant African-American populations, the Associated Press projected just minutes after polls closed in those two states.
The early results spell more bad news for Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign has so far shown an inability to break through with black voters. A quick call in Missouri is particularly jarring for the campaign, because Sanders narrowly lost that state to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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Cover: Former Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks with an attendee during a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg via Getty Images)