Hillary 1,066, Sanders 432


In the Democratic contest for the presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders is facing down questions about how much longer he can realistically stay in the race with Hillary Clinton’s prohibitive delegate lead; she has 1,066, including superdelegates, to his 432.

Sanders will likely win a caucus Sunday in Maine, which is close to his home state of Vermont. But Clinton is likely to prevail in the Louisiana primary by a wide margin the same day – and that would make her still come out ahead on the delegate math, said campaign manager Robby Mook.

“We have no doubt that as long as Sen. Sanders remains in the primary, he will continue to win elections along the way, but it will make little difference to Hillary’s pledged delegate lead,” Mook wrote in a state-of-the-race memo released a day after her big victory on Super Tuesday.

Sanders has spent roughly double what Clinton has on advertising in Nebraska. Clinton went to Omaha to collect the endorsement of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett but has not spent significant time campaigning there.

At a rally in Portland, Maine, last week, Sanders reminded the crowd how far he had come.

“We were up against the candidate supported by the entire political establishment, someone who had been anointed by the pundits,” he said. “Well, guess what? It doesn’t look like she’s so inevitable now.”

(C) The Washington Post