After winning just one state during Tuesday's primaries, Bernie Sanders released a statement saying he's staying in the race and looking forward to winning as many delegates as possible before the Democratic National Convention.
Sanders congratulated Hillary Clinton on her wins in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Connecticut, and touted his "resounding victory" in Rhode Island, "the one state with an open primary where independents had a say in the outcome." He also called on Democrats to "recognize that the ticket with the best chance of winning this November must attract support from independents as well as Democrats."
The senator from Vermont believes "the people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be," and "that's why we are in this race until the last vote is cast." Sanders vowed to go all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia "with as many delegates as possible to fight for a progressive party platform" that includes calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage and a "Medicare-for-all health care system." Catherine Garcia