Super Tuesday: Who is Jason Palmer, the Democrat who upset Biden in American Samoa?

Little-known entrepreneur Jason Palmer won American Samoa‘s 2024 Democratic caucuses for the majority of the territory’s six pledged delegates in a surprise win over President Joe Biden.

Several outlets called the race at roughly 10 p.m. Eastern time after the caucuses concluded, while Palmer had 56% of the vote to Biden’s 44%. Out of 91 ballots cast in the territory’s caucuses, Palmer won 51 and Biden won 40, according to the local party.

But who is he?

Palmer is a 52-year-old Baltimore, Maryland-based entrepreneur, impact investor, and philanthropist, according to his campaign website. He announced his 2024 Democratic presidential bid last November, contending that “the American Dream needs a serious upgrade.”

“I am entering the 2024 presidential race to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans,” he posted on social media. “Together, we can rebuild the American Dream.”

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