Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) vowed Wednesday to stay in the 2020 Democratic presidential race despite a dismal showing in key states Tuesday night, adding that he “looks forward” to debating former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday.
“Last night, obviously, was not a good night for our campaign from a delegate point of view,” Sanders told reporters in a brief address from Burlington, Vermont. “We lost in the largest state up for grabs yesterday, the state of Michigan. We lost in Mississippi, Missouri, and Idaho.”
Biden decisive primary victories in Michigan, Missouri, Idaho and Mississippi Tuesday night helped expand his delegate lead to 160. As of Wednesday morning before the news conference, Biden was leading Sanders in the delegate count 857 to 709.