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Newt: Michigan Loss May End Sanders' Campaign

Newt: Michigan Loss May End Sanders' Campaign
(AP)

By    |   Monday, 09 March 2020 02:47 PM

Michigan's primary Tuesday could effectively mark the end of Sen. Bernie Sanders' White House ambitions, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday. 

"If he loses Michigan, which I think now he's likely to, I think it's almost the end of his campaign," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "He desperately needs to prove that he can make a comeback."

Sanders did win over Hillary Clinton in Michigan in 2016, Gingrich said, and he may still be able to get 35% to 40% of the delegates, "but it's very hard to see how he gets to a majority if he can't carry Michigan."

Michigan has 125 delegates up for grabs on Tuesday, when it and other states holding primaries will account for 9% of the total delegates for the Democratic National Convention. 

Meanwhile, Gingrich said it's "sort of amazing" that despite Biden's various gaffes, he wasn't as weak a candidate as his competitors for the Democrats' nomination had been. He added that the former vice president's supporters "just discount" his gaffes, just like President Donald Trump's backers discount his tweets."

Gingrich on Monday also discounted comments made about the director of "Hillary," the new Hulu documentary about Hillary Clinton, after he claimed the former speaker was asked to be on the show and he'd responded that he would "rather stick a needle in my eye."

"It doesn't quite sound like me because I'm not big of sticking needles in my eye, but the underlying principle, I couldn't imagine anything less desirable than to talk about Hillary Clinton personally," said Gingrich. "I wouldn't have anything positive to say about her, so I'm pretty happy not to have done the series . . . there's a brief flurry of maybe she'll be the nominee, which I think is impossible. My view is that she's the past. There's no point in relitigating the past and let's move on."

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