Sanders Wins Kansas, Nebraska; Clinton Wins Louisiana

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 8:46 pm
By: News On 6

9:19 p.m. ET CBS News projects Hillary Clinton will win Louisiana's Democratic primary.


Early vote counts show the former secretary of state with a wide lead over rival Bernie Sanders.

Addressing a Detroit crowd at a campaign rally, Clinton commented on Saturday's contests.

"I want to congratulate Senator Sanders for running a strong campaign," she told supporters. "I am thrilled we are adding to our pledged delegate count. I am grateful to everyone who turned out to support us."

She set her sights on future primary contests, declaring that after Saturday's results, "now all eyes turn to Michigan."

She also turned her attention to the general election and slammed her adversaries on the Republican side shortly after polls closed in Louisiana.

"They will rip away all the progress we've made under President Obama," Clinton said.

Louisiana will award 51 delegates in Democratic primary race.

The two Democratic candidates will face off Sunday at a primary debate in Flint, Michigan.

9:12 p.m. CBS News is projecting Bernie Sanders will win Nebraska's Democratic caucus.

Bernie Sanders currently leads rival Hillary Clinton by ten points, the state's party announced Saturday evening.

With 75 percent of results in, Sanders has 55 percent of the vote, compared to Clinton's 45 percent.


8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wins the Kansas Democratic caucus, according to a state party announcement late Saturday.


The state's Democratic party announced the official victory in a tweet, congratulating the Vermont senator on drawing Kansas voters who were "feeling the Bern."

Kansas will award 33 delegates in the Democratic primary race.

Two other states vote Saturday: Louisiana holds a primary and Nebraska hosts caucuses. A total of 109 delegates are at stake on Saturday across the three states.

The weekend's primary events continue on to Sunday: The two Democratic candidates will face off for a debate in Flint, Michigan Sunday evening, just as the state of Maine holds its caucus.

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