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    Sanders campaign lays off staff after primary losses

    Sanders campaign lays off staff after primary losses

    Published April 27, 2016

    NOW PLAYINGSanders vows to fight on after Super Tuesday III losses
    Bernie Sanders’ campaign began laying off staffers Wednesday, a day after he lost four out of five primary races in the Northeast to frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Fox News confirmed.

    The layoffs, first reported by Politico, were being cast by the Vermont senator’s campaign as part of an effort to pare back now that most of the primaries and caucuses are over.

    "We're 80 percent of the way through the caucuses and primaries and we make adjustments as we go along.

    This is a process that we’ve done before of right-sizing the campaign as we move through the calendar," Sanders' campaign communications director Michael Briggs told Politico.

    However, as has been visible in the Republican race, laying off staff is often one of the earliest signs of a campaign winding down as it runs out of money. Even though Sanders has outraised Clinton, the Sanders campaign has also outspent Clinton’s.

    The extent of the cuts were not clear, but Politico reported that staffers working in states that voted Tuesday were told to look elsewhere for work rather than moving onto the next voting states.

    Clinton won primaries Tuesday night in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, while Sanders was only able to win Rhode Island.

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    As of early Wednesday, Clinton had 2,141 delegates to Sanders’ 1,321; it takes 2,383 to win. The total includes so-called “superdelegates” who are not bound to primary results.

    Sanders told supporters at a rally at Purdue University in Indiana Wednesday that he was "in this campaign to win and become the Democratic nominee," and said, "If we do not win, we intend to win every delegate that we can so that when we go to Philadelphia in July we're going to have the votes to put together the strongest progressive agenda that any political party has ever seen."

    Sanders is now looking to pick up victories in next week’s primary in Indiana, as well as contests in Oregon and California. He has vowed to compete until the final District of Columbia primary in June.


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    It's always kind of sad to see a good guy have to fold up. I don't agree with Sanders on most things, but I do appreciate his defense of our trade and his disgust with these awful trade deals. On that he was right, just like Donald Trump, difference between Bernie and Trump is Trump can fix 'em, whereas I don't think Bernie would have been able to. A lot of young people are going to be disappointed and I feel bad for them, they worked really hard for Bernie.

    Hey!! Why don't all you young people come on over to Trumpville and we'll elect a President who will fix our trade deals so you can get a job when you graduate? Trump may even figure out a way to lower your interest rates on your college loans so you can pay them off and still afford a nice apartment or little starter home.

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