NEW YORK, NY – Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) won Wyoming’s Democratic Caucus on Saturday, making the victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the eighth win in the last nine Democratic contests.
A caucus state with 18 delegates for the taking, Wyoming factored as another notch in the bedpost of the Vermont senator’s winning streak. Sanders was speaking during a rally at LaGuardia Community College when his wife, Jane, gave him the news, said a release from the campaign.
“Alright, news bulletin. We just won Wyoming,” Sanders said to cheers. “We appreciate and thank the people of Wyoming so much for their support,” Sanders added.
Sanders, a veteran congressman with 26 years experience on the House and Senate floors is the longest serving Independent in Congress. Before heading to Washington, D.C., Sanders served four terms as mayor in Burlington, Vermont.
The campaign is canvassing the State of New York in advance of a Democratic debate on April 14 and its primary on the 19th. Pennsylvania and Rhode Island hold primaries on April 26th.
The senator spent time in Philadelphia last week, drawing thousands of supporters at rallies in the city, where he also spoke at the AFL-CIO 2016 convention. The camp opened its official headquarters in Rhode Island over the weekend.