Sanders: ‘We’re in This Race to California’
Bernie Sanders suggested that he wasn’t done on Sunday and told voters that he was very much in the race for California.
“We are in this race. We are not writing our obituary. We’re in this race to California, and we’re proud of the campaign we ran,” he said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” in an interview Sunday.
The Hill reports:
Sanders said his campaign still has a “narrow path to victory,” and he said he plans to continue fighting and hopes to win.
The Vermont senator also touted the progress his campaign has made, noting it brought millions of young people out “who I think many of the pundits had thought were kind of apathetic, not interested in politics.
“We’re going to have to do — obviously win big in the number of the primaries and caucuses that yet remain. A poll came out yesterday that has us within striking distance in California, a larger state,” he said.
“I think we can do very well in California.”
Rival Hillary Clinton is leading Sanders by 6.5 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. She has 48.5 percent support, while Sanders takes 42 percent. In a recent Fox News poll, though, Clinton leads Sanders by just 2 points.
Sanders added that he thinks he’s the stronger candidate to defeat Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
When asked whether he thinks the process for the Democratic nomination has been fair to him, Sanders said: “Yes and no.”
He slammed the media for not focusing on “real issues facing America” and added his campaign is “taking on the establishment.”
“That’s pretty clear,” he said.
He referenced the debate schedule, noting he thought the debates were scheduled so that there would be fewer people watching.
“But, you know, that’s the way it is,” he said.
“We knew we were taking on the establishment. And here we are. So not complaining.”
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