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Sanders Campaign Laying Off at Least Half of Staff

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 Jun 2016 06:52 AM

Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep his presidential bid going despite Hillary Clinton reaching the number of delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination, but on Wednesday, half of his campaign staff will be laid off, say sources close to his election effort.

"There's only one more primary left and that's D.C.," a current Sanders staffer, who is not among those being laid off, told Politico.  "There's still some state conventions but obviously it's the normal cycle of the campaign and then some people I would guess transition into helping out in national conventions but the national convention is still like a month away."

Most of those on the chopping block include advance staff members who work with logistics and field staff members, a current campaign official and a former staff member told The New York Times, which first reported the layoffs on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said some of the workers could move into jobs at Sanders' Senate office, but others will be out of work.

A former Sanders state director told Politico that "most of the field staff will likely get their 10-day notice tomorrow because there's no work for them to do."

Sanders though, says he is prepared to fight Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July, while hoping to convince superdelegates to vote for him while making their final votes at the event.

Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs told The Times Tuesday that the Vermont senator will visit his home state Wednesday and then go to Washington D.C. on Thursday, where he plans to hold rallies in advance of the nation's last primary on June 14.

According to Fox News, Sanders also has meetings planned with President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

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Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep his presidential bid going despite Hillary Clinton reaching the number of delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination, but on Wednesday, half of his campaign staff will be laid off, say sources close to his election effort.
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