CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — As primary results rolled in showing him in a distant fifth place in the New Hampshire Primary, former Vice President Joe Biden told his supporters in Nashua he'd be back in November to defeat Donald Trump.
Biden wasn't there in person, though. The Democratic candidate and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spoke via a live stream from South Carolina, the next state in the primary cycle.
"We are in a battle for the soul of our nation," Biden told the crowd, saying he'd see them again in the general election.
Speaking at the event were former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, who said the best way to defeat Trump is to nominate Biden, who will restore integrity and honesty to the Oval Office; and Biden's sister, Valerie Biden Owens, who said her brother was running to "heal our division, bring us together, and get things done."
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden address supporters in Nashua on a live stream from South Carolina on New Hampshire Primary night. (Getty Images)
The Biden campaign announced the decision to skip the primary-night party earlier Tuesday.
"I have enjoyed travelling across New Hampshire, speaking to countless Granite Staters who understand we are in a battle for the soul of this nation and I have relished fighting for each and every one of their votes," Biden said in a campaign release. "I am looking forward to traveling to South Carolina this evening and Nevada later this week to carry our campaign forward and hear from the diverse voters whose voices must be heard in this process to select the Democratic nominee who will unite this country to defeat Donald Trump."
Jill and Joe Biden attended a launch party in Columbia, South Carolina with Campaign Co-Chair and Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana instead. The 2020 South Carolina Democratic primary will take place on February 29.