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Tags: biden | south carolina | primary | 2020

Biden Confident of Win in South Carolina

Biden Confident of Win in South Carolina

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Sumter, S.C. on Friday, (Gerald Herbert/AP)

By    |   Friday, 28 February 2020 12:16 PM

Joe Biden said Friday he's confident of a win in South Carolina because he's worked hard there "over 30 years or more" to build and maintain relationships with the state. 

"I've felt good about it from the beginning," the former vice president and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, told CNN's "New Day."

"It's been the launching pad for Barack (Obama) and I believe for me. We'll have to see how much I have to win by. I don't want to jinx myself along the line here. I feel very good."

Meanwhile, he insisted the person he's really running against is President Donald Trump. 

"I think eight years of Donald Trump will change the country, the nature of who we are," said Biden. "That's why we can't shoot and miss in terms of politically. We have to be able to win. And it requires us to be able to help people." 

However, he refused to lay out his strategy concerning which states he'll need to focus on beyond Saturday. 

"I'm confident we can do well in a number of states, particularly in states that we're going to have to help bring along Democratic senators and keep Democratic members of the House," said Biden. "This is a marathon. I'm in it for the whole ride."

Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner, and he's "not a bad guy," but he has a record. 

"Now that he's become a front-runner, everybody is now focusing on things Bernie said and did like they've been doing for me for the past six months, and the fact that someone lists himself as an official independent, not even a Democrat, except to run for the office of president, and then lists himself as a socialist, that doesn't fly very well," said Biden. 

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Joe Biden said Friday he's confident of a win in South Carolina because he's worked hard there "over 30 years or more" to build and maintain relationships with the state.
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