Clinton Campaign Chairman: Sanders’s Winning Streak Is Over
Chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign John Podesta appeared on ABC’s This Week to talk about the former Secretary of State’s big “comeback” starting in New York and, presumably, continuing on to California.
“We’ve got six contests coming up on the East Coast. They’re more diverse. They’re primaries, not caucuses. So has he done well in these Western caucuses? Yes. But we think when you get to bigger states, diverse states, primary states, we’re going to do very well,” he said.
The Hill reports:
Podesta’s comments come after a win for Sanders in Wyoming, where he will pick up seven of the state’s 14 delegates.
The Vermont senator now won seven of the last eight Democratic contests, but the Clinton campaign thinks the streak will end there.
“This is the best territory for him on the calendar,” he said. “Most of those were Western caucuses. But when you look at what happened overall in this election, she’s gotten 2.4 million more votes than Bernie Sanders.”
The Democrats are campaigning hard ahead of New York’s April 19 primary, where 291 delegates are up for grabs. Clinton has a 14-point lead over Sanders in the state, according to aRealClearPolitics average of polls.