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Key Biden Ally Clyburn Floats ‘Mini Primary’ Idea As President Vows He’ll Stay In Race

Key Biden Ally Clyburn Floats ‘Mini Primary’ Idea As President Vows He’ll Stay In Race
Biden told campaign staff Wednesday, “I’m in this race to the end and we’re going to win.”

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Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., a key ally of President Joe Biden, suggested the possibility of a "mini primary" for Democrats to replace Biden if he drops out of the race. Clyburn endorsed the idea of a "mini primary" and an "open convention" where delegates would be free to vote for a different candidate if Biden releases them. He mentioned that multiple candidates, including Vice President Kamala Harris, could compete to replace Biden. Clyburn's comments come as Biden is determined to continue his re-election bid despite growing calls for him to drop out. The possibility of an open convention raises questions about how it would work, as it hasn't happened since the 1960s. Potential candidates to replace Biden include Govs. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, Gavin Newsom of California, Kentucky’s Andy Beshear, and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer. Clyburn's comments and Biden's determination to continue his campaign signal uncertainty about the future of the Democratic ticket.

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