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Sanders Vows to Campaign Until Convention in Wake of Tuesday Losses

Despite getting clobbered on Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders has vowed to continue his campaign all the way to the convention.

“I congratulate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton on her victories tonight, and I look forward to issue-oriented campaigns in the 14 contests to come,” the Vermont senator said in a statement.

“I am proud that we were able to win a resounding victory tonight in Rhode Island, the one state with an open primary where independents had a say in the outcome. Democrats should recognize that the ticket with the best chance of winning this November must attract support from independents as well as Democrats. I am proud of my campaign’s record in that regard.”

The Hill reports:

Clinton, a former secretary of State, won four of the five primaries held Tuesday, tightening her grasp on the Democratic nomination. Still, Sanders touted his campaign’s impact on the direction of the party as reason to keep moving forward.

“The people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be. That’s why we are in this race until the last vote is cast,” he said.

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