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Sanders Campaign: We're Down, But Not Out

Sanders’ campaign insisted it had a fantastic Super Tuesday, though it fell short of Hillary Clinton in the delegate count

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    (Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

    The message from Bernie Sanders campaign Wednesday morning was simple - We may be down, but we're not out.

    Sanders’ campaign insisted it had a fantastic Super Tuesday, though it fell short of Hillary Clinton in the delegate count.

    Advisor Tad Devine said, "She has a substantial advantage. We believe we can make that up."

    "If Hillary Clinton does not consistently win in the weeks and months ahead, in big states and in small, questions will arise around her candidacy," Devine predicted. "And her ability to coalesce a nominating majority of delegates, I think, will be substantially inhibited."

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    Sanders is outlining a strategy moving forward - Targeting specific states he thinks he can win, like Maine and Nebraska, hoping to rack up enough victories to deny Clinton a sense of inevitability around her candidacy.

    A possible weakness in her that Sanders sees is Clinton’s ability to connect with independent voters.

    Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver said, “To overcome that hurdle in a general election environment where you're being hounded by Donald Trump day after day after day, I'm not sure that can be done.”

    A day after a monstrous win in his home state, Sanders supporters keep “feeling the Bern.”

    Sanders supporter Lance Richbourg said, “We're pleased that he got enough to continue credibly in the race, and he will, you know? Who knows what's down the line?”

    A challenge Sanders admits he has is connecting with black voters, especially older ones.

    They've been going for Clinton in a big way. But the Sanders campaign points out it seems to be doing better with rural and younger voters.

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