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Bernie Sanders Upsets Hillary Clinton in Michigan

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Bernie Sanders greets supporters in Miami, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

By    |   Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016 06:57 AM

Bernie Sanders scored an upset win over Hillary Clinton in Michigan, a state whose polling had the former Secretary of State leading by double digits.

"I want to thank the many thousands of volunteers that we had in the state of Michigan for knocking on doors and for making the phone calls that created this kind of enormously successful night for us," Sanders said during a brief press conference, according to Politico

"In the last week, we have won three caucuses — two of them were record-breaking turnouts."

Sanders said that the victory continues the "momentum that we need to win" in big Midwestern states like Illinois and Ohio, as well as the West Coast.

Exit polling showed that Sanders won among white, male, and younger voters, while Clinton won among black, female, and older voters.

"But Mr. Sanders, in winning his most populous state this primary season, made inroads with black voters in Michigan, according to exit polls, winning 30% of the state’s African-American primary vote," noted The Wall Street Journal.

The state's two U.S. Senators, Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, endorsed Clinton, however the unions did not endorse either Clinton or Sanders.

In Michigan, Clinton focused her efforts on the Flint water crisis, in part to turn out the African-American voters, while the Sanders focused on the state's loss of jobs over the years.

"There are similarities between Michigan and parts of Ohio and Illinois that have experienced high levels of deindustrialization due to policies that Secretary Clinton has supported over and over again," said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’s campaign manager.

Sander has himself highlighted Clinton’s early support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, as well as NAFTA, which was signed by her husband.

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