Bernie Sanders was handed three early defeats on Tuesday

The Vermont senator has struggled to win the south

Bernie Sanders, Democrat, running in the 2016 presidential election.


WASHINGTON (AP) – Bernie Sanders was handed three early defeats on Tuesday – but his speech carried little mention of them.

Sanders lost Ohio, Florida and North Carolina to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who added to her delegate lead. But, in a speech to supporters in Phoenix, he barely discussed those contests or the day’s races in Illinois or Missouri that have not been called.

Sanders instead delivered his standard campaign speech, decrying the influence of big money in politics. He vowed that “billionaires would have to pay their fair share.”

The Vermont senator has struggled to win the south, instead claiming some victories in the Midwest.

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