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Super Tuesday debrief: Local Democrats react to the Biden boost

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Biden surges in the Super Tuesday states. (KSNV)

Here's Biden supporter, Nevada's former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan on Tuesday:

“Will that momentum carry him through the states that are voting today?” Bryan wondered after we asked him to ballpark what was going to happen Tuesday night. The senator was referring to the joint endorsements Biden received from his former campaign competitors Monday night.

Here's Biden supporter Richard Bryan on Wednesday:

“What a difference a day can make,” the senator said.

In the space of three days, starting with a victory Saturday in South Carolina, Biden went from floundering to frontrunner.

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He won 10 of Super Tuesday's 14 states, although Bernie Sanders captured the evening’s biggest prize, California.

“On the eve of the South Carolina primary, Biden was a walking dead man. Seventy-two hours later, he accomplishes the greatest political comeback in the history of American politics,” Bryan says.

We've never seen anything like this: In one night, the Democratic race for the White House hit the reset button.

“The reality is now the process narrows down...and it looks like it's just two people: Bernie versus Biden,” says Clark County Commissioner and Sanders supporter Tick Segerblom.

“There's lots of states out there, so we'll see how he does in each of those states,” Segerblom said of his candidate.

By our count, there are 37 more primaries before the Democratic Convention in July in Milwaukee.

Sanders won Nevada in February, propelled to victory by Latinos and young people. He went into Tuesday as the frontrunner.

Biden, who finished here a distant second, and who arrived in South Carolina without a victory, is winning now with support from African Americans and more moderate voters.

People like Sharon Edwards, whom we met in Henderson. She thinks Sanders and his "Democratic Socialism" could hurt Democrats' chances in November.

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“I am not a socialist or leaning toward socialism, and we have to get Trump out,” she said.

But Sanders has support.

“I think he'll do good for the country,” said local voter Sharon Walker.

And now it's a new tough race, as Democrats narrow the field four months before the convention.

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