Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday moved into the second half of the Democratic Party delegate selection process with slightly more than 50 percent of pledged delegates remaining to be selected.
Rallies in Arizona, Utah and Idaho are scheduled this week. The next Democratic Party primary election is in the Grand Canyon State on Tuesday. On that same day, Idaho and Utah will hold caucuses to choose between Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, and Tad Devine, the campaign’ senior strategist, discussed the results of Tuesday’s elections. Sanders and Clinton fought to virtual ties in Illinois and Missouri and Sanders showed surprising strength in North Carolina. Weaver and Devine also looked ahead to Sanders’ path to victory at this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.