Sanders wins WY Democratic caucuses, Cruz taking CO delegates

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 8:40 AM

Bernie Sanders on Saturday won the WY Democratic caucuses to prolong his winning streak, while GOP White House candidates compete for delegates in the CO state party convention.

Sanders wins WY Democratic caucuses, Cruz taking CO delegates

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday won the WY Democratic caucuses to prolong his winning streak, while GOP White House candidates compete for delegates in the CO state party convention.

Sanders had fifty-six % of the vote, compared to forty-four % for primary frontrunner Hillary Clinton, with ninety-six % of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press, which called the race for Sanders.

Sanders has won seven of the latest eight contests. WY had only fourteen delegates at stake, but another triumph would assistance Sanders fuel that narrative about his campaign having momentum and potentially upsetting Clinton in her residence state NY primary on April 19.

“It’south a pretty state,” Sanders said at LaGuardia Community College, on the campaign trace in New York. “Thank you Wyoming.”

TX GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on locked up thirteen delegates at Colorado'south state conference late Saturday, adding to the twenty-one that were pledged to him on Friday.

“Today was another resounding triumph for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about the future of our country. Utah, N Dakota, Wisconsin, and tonight’s incredible results in CO have proven this: Republicans are uniting behind our campaign because they wish a boss with genuine solutions who'll bring back jobs, freedom, and security,” Cruz' campaign said in a statement following the delegate decision.

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Cruz was the only GOP White House candidate to speak at the convention, though front-runner Donald Trump and OH Gov. John Kasich each sent surrogates.

“We’ll look morning in America again,” Cruz told the conference crowd in a speech full of conservative touchtone love “reigning in the EPA” and defeating “radical Islamic terrorists.”

Cruz on Friday won every gathering in the state'south seven congressional districts, which began April two and culminated Friday.

According to an Associated Press count, Trump has seven hundred forty-three delegates, Cruz has five hundred thirty-two and Kasich has one hundred forty-three. It takes 1.237 to clinch the nomination, though there's a genuine chance number candidate will reach that label by the national conference in Cleveland in July.

Of Cruz'south CO delegates before Saturday, only seventeen were formally pledged to him. But they were all included on the senator'south slates and are largely state party executive who said they were barred from signing a formal pledge for Cruz but have promised to back him in balloting at the convention.

In Wyoming, Democrats in twenty-third counties caucused. The fourteen delegates that were up for grabs are among the state’s eighteen that'll go to the Democratic National Convention, also in July.

“Once the inevitable frontrunner, Hillary Clinton has presently lost her seventh straight contest," said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. "This embarrassing string of defeats to a 74-year elderly socialist from VT is another reminder of what a desperately flawed candidate she is, and how beatable she'll be in Nov if she becomes the nominee."

Before Saturday, Clinton had 1.280 delegates compared to 1.030 for Sanders. And the count was 1.749-to-1.061 for Clinton when adding in super delegates. Either will necessity 2.383 delegates to win the nomination.

They both made stops Saturday in NY City, including Clinton at the well-known Original Juniors restaurant in Brooklyn and Sanders at a diner in Long Island City and Bronx Community College.

At the college, Sanders essentially stuck to the major points of his campaign including calls for a more objective tax system. While he appeared to stop the recent attacks on Clinton, he did go after Trump.

“Donald Trump -- not that smart,” Sanders said. “That’s what demagogues love Donald Trump do. And don't give him too much credit. He didn't invent it. He'south not that smart. They (are) trying and divide us.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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