Joe Biden heading to SC

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at a Teamsters union hall in Pittsburgh, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Joe Biden will have his first chance this weekend in South Carolina to demonstrate whether he can attract the type of diverse coalition that twice sent Barack Obama to the White House.

The former vice president has opened his presidential campaign with explicit appeals to white, working class voters across the Midwest.
 
His first trip to South Carolina as a 2020 contender on Saturday will gauge whether his message will resonate among black voters whose support is crucial for winning the nation’s first southern primary.

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