2020 Watch: Can Bernie get back on track in Michigan?

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is hugged as he works the crowd after a campaign rally in Chicago's Grant Park Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

DETROIT, Mich. – Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

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Days to next set of primaries (Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Washington) : 1

Days to general election: 249

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THE NARRATIVE

The earth has shifted over the last seven days. The Democrats’ 2020 primary has suddenly become a two-person race in which Joe Biden has a distinct advantage over Bernie Sanders. It’s difficult to exaggerate the speed with which things have changed. Last weekend there were five major candidates still in the primary fight, and Sanders was threatening to build an insurmountable delegate lead. But in the span of 72 hours, two leading moderates dropped out and the party’s establishment wing sprinted into Biden’s camp. The former vice president used the extraordinary rush of momentum to seize a delegate advantage on Super Tuesday. And with Sanders struggling to unify the progressive wing behind him ( Elizabeth Warren is out but has refused to endorse), he enters another multistate primary test on Tuesday facing the prospect that Biden could soon build an insurmountable delegate lead.

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