Biden commits to female running mate, touts electability in heads-up debate with Sanders

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Biden commits to female running mate, touts electability in heads-up debate with Sanders
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Biden commits to female running mate, touts electability in heads-up debate with Sanders
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It’s looking like a two-man race.

As the entire presidential contest is upended by a global pandemic, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden — with their podiums 6 feet apart — faced off in the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 primary season.

The novel coronavirus has thrust the 2020 campaign into unchartered terrain, in which the candidates are campaigning without campaigning, shifting events online, instructing employees to work from home and grinding field operations to a halt.

Sunday night’s debate was moved from Phoenix to CNN’s studio in Washington, D.C., “out of an abundance of caution,” with no live audience, according to the Democratic National Committee.

However disrupted, the race for president continues.

Biden is currently winning the popular vote and leading in the all-important delegate hunt — after a stunning political revival at the tail end of the first four early nominating contests — with at least 841 estimated delegates compared with 690 for Sanders.

There are 577 delegates up for grabs on Tuesday across Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio.

You can read the rest of Libby Cathey, Lauren Lantry, and Meg Cunningham’s article at ABCnews.com

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