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The Guardian’s Lauren Gambino reports from Los Angeles:
An ebullient Joe Biden bounded on stage in Los Angeles, accompanied by his wife, Jill, and his “little sister,” who he mixed up before quickly correcting himself.
“It’s a good night and it seems to be getting better,” Biden said. “They don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing.”
At the start of his remarks, Biden ticked through all the states he’s won so far: Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota and “maybe even Massachusetts.” After he left the stage, the Associated Press declared Biden the winner in an upset over Elizabeth Warren.
“Just a few days ago the press and the pundits had declared the campaign dead. And then came South Carolina came around and they had something to say about it. And then when he got to Super Tuesday it’d be over. Well it may be over for the other guy.”
“We are very much alive,” he declared.
Biden thanked the former presidential candidates who endorsed him this week – Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke – but he did not mention any of his present rivals by name.
“People are talking about a revolution,” he said, taking an implicit jab at Bernie Sanders, who entered Tuesday as the prohibitive frontrunner. “Well, we started a movement.”