Mar 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Bernie Sanders to "assess his campaign" after latest round of primary losses

Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders will move to "assess his campaign" after Joe Biden's sweep of the Florida, Illinois and Arizona primaries, his campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said in a statement Wednesday.

The big picture: Sanders trails Biden by almost 300 delegates, making it statistically improbable that he can catch up in the primary race, according to the New York Times.

  • Only around 40% of the delegates available in the race for the Democratic nomination remain.

What they're saying: Shakir said Sanders is currently focused on the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic "and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable."

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