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Joe Biden’s Lucky Break

A big win in South Carolina and Pete Buttigieg’s withdrawal are the first two things that have gone Biden’s way all year

Joe Biden declares victory at an election-night rally in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

ItIt took Joe Biden a mere 33 years to finally emerge victorious in a presidential primary, and on February 29, he did it in the biggest way imaginable. In winning the South Carolina primary by more than 28 points over Bernie…




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