Joe Biden Wins Massachusetts Democratic Primary; Warren Takes Third

Updated March 4, 2020 at 7:57 a.m.

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Massachusetts Democratic Primary, defeating Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her home state, the Associated Press reports.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was projected to come in second in the Commonwealth, with Warren trailing in third.

"Things are looking awful, awful good," Biden told the crowd at his Super Tuesday event in Los Angeles Tuesday night. "For those of us who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind—this is your campaign. I'm here to report that we are very much alive!"

The AP called the race for Biden at 10:48 p.m.

"Massachusetts sent a message to the rest of the country: this is the campaign that will send Donald Trump packing," Biden for President spokesperson Emma Riley said in a statement.

His win was part of a surge that delivered nine Super Tuesday states. Biden saw disappointing finishes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, before a big win in South Carolina Saturday.

While Maine was still too close to call as of Wednesday morning, Biden held a narrow lead over Sanders.

"People are talking about a revolution," Biden said. "We started a movement. We increased turnout, and the turnout's turning out for us!"

Sen. Warren was not in Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, instead holding an event in Detroit. Speaking before most states' results were in, Warren told the crowd that people should not trust pundits and instead vote with their hearts.

"But prediction has been a terrible business, and the pundits have gotten it wrong over and over," she said. "So here's my advice: Cast a vote that will make you proud. Cast a vote from your heart. Vote for the person you think will make the best president of the United States of America."

Despite her poor finish across the Super Tuesday states, Warren seemed undeterred.

"I am in this race because I believe I will make the best president of the United States of America," she said. "I want to tell you why: I was not born a politician, but I was born a fighter."

Warren volunteers and staff members who gathered for a watch party at Tony C's in Somerville told WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens they weren't ready to throw in the towel.

"You can't win 'em all," one person present at the watch party said. "I think that the dynamics of the race have shifted so rapidly, it's hard to say what's actually gonna happen."

But it's easy to see what did happen—Super Tuesday wasn't so super for Warren.

Her third-place finish was mocked in a tweet from President Trump.

"Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren, other than Mini Mike, was the loser of the night," Trump tweeted. "She didn’t even come close to winning her home state of Massachusetts. Well, now she can just sit back with her husband and have a nice cold beer!"

In response, Biden tweeted, "You lost tonight, @realDonaldTrump. Democrats around the country are fired up. We are decent, brave, and resilient people. We are better than you. Come November, we are going to beat you."

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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