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Wasserman Schultz: It's Not Time for Sanders to Step Down

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 11:06 AM

Even following Bernie Sanders' loss in New York, it is not yet time for him to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday.

"We have 19 more primaries between now and June 7, and there is a lot of this contest left, although we are getting to the narrow end of the tunnel," the Florida representative told Fox News' Martha MacCallum on the "America's Newsroom" program. "It is going to get a little more intense, as the candidates are going to kind of push hard and go for broke...I'm hopeful they continue to do, make sure we stick to the issues.

Sanders ramped up his race for New York, including questioning Clinton's qualifications for the White House and demanding her to turn over the transcripts from her private speeches to Wall Street bankers, and Wasserman Schultz said she is "actually proud" of how the Democrats' campaigns are playing out.

"Our candidates talked about issues important to Americans, how to continue to create jobs and build on our economic success, and create more opportunities for people to succeed, expand access to health care and not repeal it like Republicans have," said Wasserman Schultz.

In comparison, she said, "chaos is reigning" in the Republican contest, where "they're talking about the size of people's hands and the very likely nominee, Donald Trump, has alienated just about every demographic group" with his suggestions on immigrants, Mexicans, and on NATO.

Meanwhile, Wasserman Schultz said, there have have been many complaints about the delegate process, including with her party's use of "superdelegates," but she noted that this is not the first time there have been concerns raised on the issue.

After the 2008 election, a change commission was created, and the DNC reduced its percentage of superdelegates from 20 percent to 15 percent, but the party still wanted to "make sure that party leaders and other elected officials had an important role participating in who ultimately is our nominee."

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Even following Bernie Sanders' loss in New York, it is not yet time for him to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday.
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