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Battle between Bernie and Biden on Super Tuesday

Mr Joe Biden's (left) return to contention has come as a relief to a party establishment worried about Mr Bernie Sanders' socialist prescriptions. PHOTOS: AFP
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WASHINGTON - Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are barrelling into the Super Tuesday (March 3) Democratic primaries with the field of candidates narrowed following the departure of former mayor, Pete Buttigieg, and the race increasingly looking like a two-horse one - between the former vice-president and the senator respectively.

Mr Buttigieg, the wunderkind of the Democratic slate and the first openly gay man to run for president, finished a disappointing fourth in last Saturday's South Carolina primary and is now expected to throw his weight behind former vice-president Biden.

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