Though former Vice President Joe Biden still leads the South Carolina primary race, according to the polls, his advantage has shrunk dramatically in recent weeks. And he blames his slide on billionaire Tom Steyer who has poured millions of dollars in the race for that state.
“What’s happening is you have Steyer spending hundreds of millions, tens of thousands of dollars, millions of dollars, out campaigning there,” Biden said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” when asked why he thought his large lead had begun to erode in South Carolina, a state that is critical for his campaign after his loses in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.
Biden said Steyer had spent “a lot of money” in South Carolina and he assumed that was “part of the reason why those numbers are down.”
“But I don’t know,” he added.
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