Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Wyoming’s Democratic presidential caucuses on Saturday, another victory in his uphill battle for the party’s nomination.
Sanders’ win, his seventh in the last eight Democratic contests, affords him bragging rights and bolsters his argument that his campaign is gaining momentum. But with only 14 delegates up for grabs -- which he split with Clinton, seven apiece -- the Vermont senator still trails her by about 200 delegates.
The Wyoming victory underscores continued support for Sanders among the white liberals who have helped propel him to victory in states such as Wisconsin and Washington in recent weeks. He has struggled to appeal to minority voters – a large part of the Democratic primary electorate – who have overwhelmingly backed Clinton.
He has the support of several prominent activists and celebrities in the black community, but it has not translated into votes for Bernie Sanders.
Yet the Vermont senator hopes that will change with New York's April 19 primary. To that effect, he's enlisted the help of movie director Spike Lee.
In a new 30-second television spot produced by Lee, Harry Belfante and Erica Garner, whose father died in 2014 after being put in an apparent chokehold by New York police, insist that Sanders has the support of minorities.
Sen. Ted Cruz, in a visit to Colorado on Saturday where his sophisticated ground game has yielded a coveted haul of delegates, boasted of his recent win streak over GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
"You all have been a part of something incredible that has happened over the last thee weeks," Trump told attendees at the Colorado Republican state convention in Colorado Springs.
He pointed to his wins in the Utah caucuses, the Wisconsin primary and the North Dakota state convention. He also secured 21 delegates at congressional district-level conventions held in the last week in Colorado.