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News ID: 45386
Publish Date: 8:48 - 08 March 2020
Tehran 08 March_Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Friday that his campaign had raised $22 million in five days amid a surge in support following his South Carolina and Super Tuesday wins.

Biden raises $22mn, warns of 'increasingly negative' campaign by Sanders supportersTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Biden's victory in 10 of 14 states that voted Tuesday not only resurrected a campaign that had been left for dead just weeks ago but also vaulted the former vice president ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the race for delegates for the Democratic nomination.

The former vice president shared his fundraising update on Friday during a call with supporters at a Bethesda, Md., fundraiser and warned of an "increasingly negative" campaign from "Bernie Brothers."

"What we can't let happen is let this primary become a negative bloodbath," Biden said. "I know I'm going to get a lot of suggestions on how to respond to what I suspect will be an increasingly negative campaign that the Bernie Brothers will run."

"We can't tear this party apart and reelect Trump," he added. "We have to keep our eyes on the ball, in my view."

"Bernie Bros" has been the colloquial term for hard-line Sanders supporters since the 2016 election cycle. Despite Sanders's signature progressive policies, Bernie Bros have frequently received flak for aggressive tactics on social media platforms such as Twitter.

In February, before the Nevada caucuses, supporters raised eyebrows after attacking Nevada's influential Culinary Union on Twitter for saying that Sanders's "Medicare for All" health care plan would strip union members of their existing health care coverage. Sanders rebuked and condemned the actions at the time, calling them "unacceptable."

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