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It's Down To Sanders And Biden

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic debate on Feb. 25, 2020 in South Carolina.
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Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic debate on Feb. 25, 2020 in South Carolina.

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the aftermath of the Super Tuesday primary election results. Democratic strategist Derrick Clay joins the show.

Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. And make sure to leave a rating and review!

In this week's episode:
And Then There Were Two

Former Vice President Joe Biden can now claim to be the frontrunner in the race for the Democratic nomination, as he captured 10 of the 14 Super Tuesday states. Biden shocked many by winning Texas, Minnesota, Maine and Massachusetts.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won four states, including California, which had the most delegates of the day. As of today, Joe Biden – with 527 delegates – has a narrow lead over Sanders. But Sanders is not going anywhere.

Political Priorities Of Black Ohioans

A new poll by the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and Akron University’s Bliss Institute surveyed 1,500 black Ohioans on a wide range of issues.

The poll found that 53% of those surveyed favor protecting the right of citizens to own guns and 60% support small state government, with fewer services and lower taxes.

Respondents also overwhelmingly supported abortion rights and stricter environmental laws.

Snollygoster Of The Week

Joe Biden had an extremely sucessful week both at the polls and in getting endorsements from numerous candidiates who dropped out of the race. Whatever he did to garner those endorsements, it was certainly a shrewd poltical move.

Send questions and comments to snollygoster@wosu.org.

Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.
Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.
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