- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It looks as though Hillary Clinton is giving up on Wisconsin, conceding it to rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders, as she hunkers down in New York to prepare for a battle there.

Mrs. Clinton has moved her campaign to New York in the pivotal days before the Wisconsin primary, which will be held April 5. Mrs. Clinton has no plans, as of now, to be in the Badger State before the contest.

Although the public polling looks tight in Wisconsin, Mrs. Clinton’s internal polls must be telling another story — why else would she be trekking out of the state? Former President Bill Clinton, who has been a surrogate for Mrs. Clinton on the campaign trail, also has no planned events there.

A loss in Wisconsin will surely shore-up more momentum for Mr. Sanders — who has won the last three of their contests by double-digits. It also ups the ante in New York, which Mrs. Clinton has deemed her “home state” after serving as a senator there.

New York’s 247 delegates is the biggest prize left in the Democratic contest except for California. Polling has Mrs. Clinton up 30 percentage points over Mr. Sanders. Mrs. Clinton and her husband have 11 planned events there between now and April 2, according to her calendar.



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