Bernie Sanders

Sanders’ campaign says he’s reassessing, not dropping out

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he’s reassessing his campaign, and that’s raising questions about whether he’ll drop out after losing three more states and falling prohibitively behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the race. Biden just won in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, and he’s built a delegate lead likely too large for Sanders to erase….

Bernie Sanders Vows to Remain in Democratic Presidential Race

Bernie Sanders is moving ahead with his Democratic presidential campaign. He told reporters in Burlington, Vermont, today that he’s not quitting despite key primary losses to Joe Biden the night before. The Vermont senator’s path to the presidential nomination considerably narrowed after decisive losses to Biden in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi. Sanders won in North Dakota. He did not address…

Joe Biden Wins Four More Primary States, Bernie Sanders Wins North Dakota

Joe Biden has had another big night in the Democratic presidential primary, capturing four more states, including Michigan. The key battleground state helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago, and the loss on Tuesday dealt a serious blow to his 2020 campaign. The former vice president also won Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, showing strength with working-class voters and…

Analysis: Sanders New Hampshire Victory Puts Pressure on Moderate Democrats

For Bernie Sanders, not all victories are created equal. In 2016, Sanders carried New Hampshire by 22 points, pummeling Hillary Clinton and setting the stage for a protracted fight over the Democratic presidential nomination. On Tuesday, he won the state’s primary by less than 2 points, raising questions about his ability to broaden his coalition beyond his most loyal supporters….

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Coming to Montgomery

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) has announced that he plans to bring his campaign to Montgomery. Sanders is scheduled to speak at a town hall meeting Monday, May 20.  That event will happen at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, at 455 West Jeff Davis Avenue starting at 12:45PM.  Doors open at 11:15AM. The event is free and open…

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to Be Part of Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma

Organizers of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma have announced that presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will speak at the Martin and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast. The breakfast is one part of the annual event which remembers the 1965 Bloody Sunday march for civil rights. “U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is a unique figure in the American electoral…

Clinton Has Delegates to Win Democratic Nomination

Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and will be first woman to top the ticket of a major U.S. political party. An Associated Press count of pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses and a survey of party insiders known as super delegates shows Clinton with the…

Do Political Endorsements Influence Local Voters?

As the race for the White House draws closer to the national conventions this summer, the number of political endorsements are increasing. Recently, Governor Robert Bentley endorsed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. But do these political endorsements have as much impact on voters as they did in years past?  The rise of Trump to his party’s nomination flew…

Cruz Takes Iowa, Clinton and Sanders Deadlocked

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won Iowa’s Republican caucuses, moving past billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Cruz’s victory over Trump is credited in part to his massive get-out-the-vote operation in Iowa and the months he spent wooing the state’s influential conservative and evangelical leaders. It was also a harsh blow to Trump,…