(WISH/AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is the new front runner in the Democratic field after a series of wins on Super Tuesday.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the only other candidate to win a state: four wins to Biden’s nine. Of the 14 states, Maine is the only state without a projected winner.
The Associated Press projects Biden to win Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. He maintains a slight lead in Maine.
Biden spent his Super Tuesday in Texas alongside supporter Beto O’Rourke at a Whataburger restaurant, a popular Texas hamburger chain. He sealed his win there with a tweet: “Call it a W”, with the Whataburger logo and the words “Whatabiden” and “Thank You, Texas.”
“We cannot have a never-ending war between the parties,” Biden told a crowd Tuesday night. “We need a person who can fight, but make no mistake about it, I can fight. But we need as badly someone who can heal.”
Sanders takes Colorado, Utah, Vermont and California, according to the Associated Press. California is the crown jewel of Super Tuesday, with the most delegates. With that win in hand, Sanders pledged to stay in the fight.
“Tonight, I tell you, with absolute confidence, we’re gonna win the Democratic nomination,” Sanders told a cheering crowd. “And we are going to defeat the most dangerous President in the history of this country.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign future is in serious doubt after finishing third in her home state of Massachusetts.
Mike Bloomberg also plans to reassess his place in the race, according to a source close to his campaign. He spent more than $180 million in Super Tuesday states and never made it higher than third place.
AP reports the delegate count as follows:
Joe Biden is leading with 453. Bernie Sanders is second with 382 delegates. Elizabeth Warren has 50 and Mike Bloomberg ended Super Tuesday with 44 delegates after his first time appearing on a ballot. A total of 1,990 delegates are needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.