Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was once a clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. Now, he is fighting back from a string of losses and staking his candidacy on his ability to win tomorrow’s South Carolina primary, the first in a state with a large black population. But will he win, and if the margin isn’t as decisive as he hopes, can he stay in the race?
On today’s episode:
Astead W. Herndon, who covers national politics for The New York Times.
Clare Toeniskoetter and Annie Brown, producers on “The Daily.”
A new poll showed Mr. Biden with a wide lead in South Carolina, with Senator Bernie Sanders and the hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer trailing behind.
Mr. Biden lashed out after reports that Mr. Sanders considered mounting a primary challenge to President Barack Obama in 2012, saying it was “one of the reasons I resent Bernie.”
Churches have long played a leading role in mobilizing black support in South Carolina. So how are candidates faring among congregations?
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Astead W. Herndon contributed reporting.
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