The Vermont senator’s victory over Hillary Clinton will give him much needed momentum as he heads for tougher states farther south, while high voter turnout helped power Trump to a double-digit victory that could end up matching consistent polling leads he has maintained since declaring his candidacy.
Voters hungry for what Sanders calls “political revolution” turned out in large numbers to vote for the Democratic socialist, according to the Associated Press.
Sanders took to the stage at his victory party and wasted no time going straight to the theme that appears to have dominated the election here: campaign finance.
“Together we have sent a message that will resonate from Wall Street to Washington … that government belongs to all of the people,” he said to applause and foot-stomping from a fired up audience of mixed ages.
But he warned of the brickbats ahead as the campaign prepares to move to the national stage. “They are throwing everything at me except the kitchen sink, and I have a feeling that it is coming soon,” he said.