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Politics Chat: Will Ohio Primary Help Decide A Biden-Sanders Battle?

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Elise Amendola
former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Manchester, N.H.

Ohio's presidential primary on March 17 was once expected to be a dull affair, with little impact on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

But now, with former Vice President Joe Biden surging on Super Tuesday and turning this into a Biden-Bernie Sanders stand-off, Ohio's primary may play a significant role.

Howard Wilkinson, WVXU's senior political analyst, told News Director Maryanne Zeleznik that it is likely that Biden will have an advantage over Sanders among Ohio's Democratic voters, who are somewhat older and more centrist than the nation as a whole. Four years ago, Sanders was defeated by Hillary Clinton in the primary.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.