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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign.

“I know that the Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They’re wrong,” Sanders said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from New Albany, Indiana. “Maybe it’s over for the insiders and the party establishment but the voters today in Indiana had a different idea.”

Sanders spoke to the AP after he defeated Clinton in Indiana’s primary, predicting that he would achieve “more victories in the weeks to come” in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon and California. The Vermont senator acknowledged that he faced an “uphill climb” to the Democratic nomination but said he was “in this campaign to win and we are going to fight until the last vote is cast.”

Sanders’ win in Indiana likely won’t make much of a dent in Clinton’s lead of more than 300 pledged delegates. Clinton is still more than 90 percent of the way to clinching the Democratic nomination when the count includes superdelegates, the elected officials and party leaders who are free to support the candidate of their choice.

Sanders said in the interview that he would be the best-positioned Democrat to take on Republican Donald Trump, who is now the likely Republican nominee after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. “There is nothing more I would like than to take on and defeat Donald Trump, someone who must never become president of this country.”

Sanders said he wants to debate Clinton in California later this month, noting that both campaigns had reached an agreement in principle to hold the forum in the nation’s largest state.

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4 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders Not Giving Up After Surprise Win In Indiana

  1. specialt757 on said:

    David respectfully, I don’t think Sanders would even make a good VP, not that they do much in the first place. He does appeal to the younger generation oddly enough, not sure how that happened, probably because he does make promises our government can’t afford to keep. While I don’t think he should drop out of the race until after CA, I also don’t think he should contest the dem nomination at the convention. For him to go on the attack will only create more of a divide in an already divided party, then would be the time to unite.
    Even though the Repubs don’t like Trump they WILL support him as the nominee, to the country’s detriment. Now they don’t have to hide in back rooms they can come right out and HATE us publically with a big ole smile on their stupid faces.

  2. David W. on said:

    Sanders should remain in the race, all the way to the convention and beyond. The momentum and energy he created must be kept relevant through the November election. Hillary should strongly consider Sanders as her VP running mate, because he will deliver the young vote. Republicans tried to brand President Obama as a socialist in 2008 and it did not work. Clearly, Americans want a change in the way our government works and will not run away from the fear which the party of NOthing will try to create by labeling Sanders as a socialist.

    • jhuf on said:

      Actually that label was placed on Sanders by Sanders he makes no effort to mask his ideology Chris Matthews even asked him about it, Hilary and Sanders do clash on some of their ideology so much I doubt they would make a good team, Bernie appeals to many of today’s young people’s Gemmie mentality promising FREE FREE FREE
      But as someone once said “the only problem with Socialism is someday you run out of other people’s money to give out” with the Country at 19 trillion in debt his freebees would send that into orbit around Mars, Can you say Greece (not the movie the country)

  3. Now that it appears Donald Trump has secured the GOP nomination, the Democratic Party needs to makes some moves and quickly resolve who their nominee will be and UNITE the party behind that candidate. Otherwise, the continued fighting between Sanders and Clinton may result in giving Donald Trump a victory he would not otherwise have if not for the infighting among Democrats.

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