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03 March, 2016

After Super Tuesday wins, Sanders looks ahead

Having notched Super Tuesday victories in Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Vermont, the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign says it's "going all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and beyond."

The results in the 11 states that voted March 1, seven of which went to Hillary Clinton, widened the former secretary of state's delegate lead against Sanders and reinforced her support among minority voters. Some even suggested that Clinton's solid Super Tuesday performance would increase pressure on Sanders to drop out of the race.

But at a rally Tuesday night with more than 4,000 supporters in his home state of Vermont—where he won resoundingly with 86 percent of the vote—and in a statement Wednesday morning, Sanders stressed his determination to carry his message to voters in all 50 states.

"At the end of tonight, 15 states will have voted, 35 states remain," he told the crowd in Burlington, where he once served as mayor. "And let me assure you, we are going to take our fight for economic justice, for social justice, for environmental sanity, for a world of peace to every one of those states."

"People should not underestimate us," Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver added in an email to supporters late Tuesday night.

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