Sanders still in the race despite major loss on ‘mini Tuesday’

As the Democratic primaries continue, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he will continue his campaign to win the nomination for the Democratic Party in the 2020 election
3:26 | 03/12/20

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Transcript for Sanders still in the race despite major loss on ‘mini Tuesday’
Now into the race for the white house on the heels of six more states voting last night senator Bernie Sanders today admitted that last night was not a good night. Sanders had a disappointing performance in several primaries including losing the state of Michigan. Today he vowed to stay in the race at least through the first one on one debate Sunday night against Joseph Biden ABC's Mary Bruce has more. Bernie Sanders today with a blunt did mission we all are losing. The debate. Overall electability. I cannot tell you how many people outlook campaign has spoken through. Who have certain I quote. Fight like torture or campaign stands warm. I agree. With what your campaign's stance Walt. But I'm gonna vote for Joseph Biden because I think Joseph is the best candidate. To defeat Donald Trump but the Vermont senator isn't dropping out on Sunday. Are you very much look forward to the debate in Arizona up with my friend Joseph Barton. Pride in already sounding like the general election has begun. To Noory. We are steps. Those who restoring decency. And dignity. And honor to the White House. That's our own. ABC news deputy political director Mary Alice parks joins us now live Mary Alice. CNN was honest about his electoral chances so what's this case and are staying in the race. You know I think his team would say that only half the states have voted and it stands has a wild and topsy turvy last few weeks. But your right it was very interesting at his press conference he did acknowledge that he is losing and he did not list any future contests are states. Where it thinks he can wit and turn it all around the big picture he did make clear that he does not think Biden's argument to essentially returned the Obama years. It going to be and not to cut it in a general election in November so he said he wants to use that very public forum with the next debate should it be the first one on one debate and he wants to use that debate to go after each of the issues that he thinks any democratic canned it should be tax should be able to talk about a general election there. Were also announcing the impact of the corona virus on the campaign trail house action and change the campaigns dynamics going forward. Well it's gonna be huge adding right now neither campaign has any in person events on the bucks. Joseph Biden has scheduled a virtual events for Friday cash but that debate on Sunday not only will only have the two of them on stage but there'll be no one in the idea that's. So these eerie in cement just unlike anything that we have seen so for cash and frankly it really tough for both of the out. It is not being able to do those rallies meeting about ray Sanders and those rallies and not be up zeros rallies to just do you really didn't blow to senator. Right he had imagine that any of Joseph Biden is indeed the nominee willingly pushed do you thing to pick a more progressive vice presidential candidates are trying build a coalition with the center supporters. I think that is highly likely to look at team is gonna have to find a way to talk to younger voters and more liberal voters should we know that a lot of progressive leaders and frankly some steam not leaders in the democratic our party. Have been really publicly lobbying his tee to pick a woman and in particular to join him on the ticket aren't Mary Alice parks forests thank you for that.

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