Sanders Camp No Longer Lobbying Superdelegates
According to Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign is no longer chasing superdelegates.
“We are not currently lobbying superdelegates,” Weaver said during an interview with Bloomberg Politics’ ”With All Due Respect” that aired on MSNBC. “I don’t anticipate that’ll start anytime soon.”
The Hill reports:
The admission may indicate that the Vermont senator intends to drop out of the Democratic race for president. Sanders is slated to give a live video address to his supporters at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Weaver, however, remained coy during the interview, refusing to reveal whether or when Sanders would drop out of the Democratic race for president, though he did maintain that his boss is a ”candidate for the Democratic nomination.”
Sanders and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton met at the Capital Hilton, just blocks from the White House, on Tuesday night to plot a way forward after the Democratic primary season came to a close with voting in Washington, D.C.
Clinton won that primary and will win the Democratic race. She finishes with an advantage of nearly 400 pledged delegates over Sanders.
The Sanders campaign released a statement late Tuesday night saying they had had “a positive discussion about how best to bring more people into the political process and about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation.”
Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said there are still a variety of issues where they are “seeking common ground,” including raising the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, universal healthcare and more affordable college tuition.
Sanders has given no indication that he intends to drop out before the convention.
Briggs said earlier on Tuesday that Sanders will not drop out “today, or tomorrow, or the next day,” hinting that the live stream Thursday evening will not break news.
“He has said that he plans to stay in this through the Democratic convention,” Briggs said, according to Bloomberg News.
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