Sanders' West Virginia win makes up little ground on Clinton

Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in Nebraska, but it's a victory for the Democratic front-runner that won't get her any closer to clinching her party's nomination. "Save your vote for the general election in November, and we're going to show you something, and then you're going to show me something, okay?" He repeated it again after pulling out a big win in West Virginia's primary yesterday. "And what the people of West Virginia said tonight, and I believe the people of Oregon and Kentucky will say next week, is that we need an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent", Sanders told a supporters at a rally in Oregon Tuesday evening. "I would ask the superdelegates from the state of Washington to respect the wishes from the people in their state and the votes they have cast".

West Virginians are casting ballots in a primary election with presidential contests, a Democratic showdown for governor and a winner-take-all state Supreme Court race.

Clinton campaign aides are confident that the same appeal that delivered California to Clinton over Barack Obama during their 2008 campaign will lead her to a win over Sanders this year. Once superdelegates are factored in, Clinton's lead stands at 774 delegates. Clinton needed just 34 percent.

Hickey said those surrounding states already have more economic diversity and people there recognize in programs such as the bailout of the auto industry under Obama a positive role the federal government has played in their lives.

But it's still very early in the 2016 race, and voters could warm to Clinton, especially if Trump continues to make his standard polarizing remarks about women and minorities.

Voters also were opposed to trade deals, a top issue with Sanders.

Warren, a US senator from MA and a legal scholar at Harvard Law, laid into Trump on his favorite medium, Twitter, even deploying some of his own tactics against him.

In the run-up to West Virginia's primary, Clinton toured the state, holding small, intimate meetings with voters - including some detractors who challenged her on the comments she had made about coal miners. In that election, Dole got 37 percent of the vote.

Nevertheless, Clinton may have found a objective to these contests in addition to trying to improve her performance against Sanders: to connect with the working-class white voters who may be crucial in a general-election matchup against Trump.

"I don't care about what he says about me", she said of Trump last night in Louisville, Kentucky, where she released a proposal to ensure families do not spend over 10 per cent of their income on child care.

Trump said he doesn't plan to announce his running mate until the Republican National Convention in July, a four-day event that he's planning to remake with a showman's touch. "I don't think there will be any surprises".

Clinton did win the Nebraska Democratic vote on Tuesday night, but those results were non-binding.

Clinton also won a primary election Tuesday in Nebraska, although the party allocated all of its delegates to the summer nominating convention at a caucus won in March by Sanders. Both contests essentially were foregone conclusion after both Texas Sen.

After Trump's commanding victory in Indiana's primary last week, his remaining challengers, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, both suspended their presidential bids, leaving the businessman tycoon on an uncontested path to the GOP nomination.

The 74-year-old Vermont Senator, Sanders, easily won the primary in West Virginia by more than 15 percentage points but acknowledged that he has an uphill climb in terms of becoming the party's nominee.

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