Biden shifts focus to South Carolina


Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden isn’t planning to stick around to celebrate the final vote tallies from the New Hampshire primary, where he faces the prospect of a disappointing finish.

Instead, Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, are slated on Tuesday night to be in South Carolina, the home of the first-in-the-South primary on Feb. 29 that has long been seen as the 77-year-old’s firewall in the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

“I have enjoyed traveling 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,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. “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

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