Biden Not Alone In Using Stats For Campaign Without Citation

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is far from the only Democratic presidential contender to use statistics and phrases for campaign texts without citation.

According to Politico, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) lifted a phrase from Everytown For Gun Safety; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is using a line similar to one President Barack Obama wrote on voting; Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) ripped off John Legend on African American incarceration rates.

But of course, even a whiff of plagiarism is bound to put the Biden campaign on edge after the debacle of his 1988 run. 

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