Florida could be knockout punch for Sanders' 2020 campaign

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus Thursday March 12, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

MIAMI (AP) - Florida has never been known as a place of stability, especially in its politics.

And yet stability is what has been on the minds of many Democrats in the state who say they'll vote for former Vice President Joe Biden in Tuesday's presidential primary election instead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

"I like some of Sanders' ideas, but he's a little too extreme for me," said Jeanne Hilburn, a 76-year-old retired teacher who lives in the suburbs of Tampa. "A lot of Democrats are like me - we want stability."

As the race for the Democratic nomination enters a penultimate phase, with Sanders' campaign on the brink of collapse and Biden's ascendant, attention is turning to places like Florida, which is holding its primary on Tuesday along with Ohio, Illinois and Arizona.