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Sanders looks ahead to Super Tuesday after SC defeat

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 01:30

Senator Bernie Sanders is looking to rebuild momentum following two early state losses to rival Hillary Clinton. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Fresh off his primary loss to rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, Senator Bernie Sanders is looking ahead. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "Tuesday over 800 delegates are at stake and we intend to win many many of them. Thank you very much." Tuesday will see 11 nominating contests for the Democrats and 12 for the Republicans, hence the name Super Tuesday. The day could be a critical turning point for all candidates, especially Sanders. He needs a breakthrough win to keep his hopes alive. He won New Hampshire, only to lose Nevada and South Carolina, falling to Clinton in the Palmetto state by 48 points on Saturday. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "Thank you so much from one end of this state to another." Despite Sanders trying court the African American vote, exit polls showed Clinton winning 9 out of every 10 black voters. The question now is whether the democratic socialist will be able to expand his support beyond his base of predominantly young white liberals. It's a base he's energized by attacking income inequality and Wall Street excess. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "If Wall Street does not end its greed, we will end it for them." The verdict from Tuesday's vote could deliver a clear sign on whether Sanders will rebuild his momentum and convince voters he's the right candidate to take on the Republicans.

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Sanders looks ahead to Super Tuesday after SC defeat

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 01:30