- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 6, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders said Sunday he sees a path to victory against Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton as the campaign turns toward Midwest states.

“Wherever we win, we win by double-digit numbers and we’re winning all across the country,” Mr. Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think geographically we are looking good. I think we have a path to victory.”

Mr. Sanders‘ long-shot campaign got a boost Saturday when he won two of the three contests, triumphing in caucuses in Kansas and Nebraska. His campaign also expected to prevail Sunday in Maine’s caucuses.

The self-described democratic socialist from Vermont said the momentum would carry him into a key contest Tuesday in Michigan and later contests across the Midwest, where he plans to make trade the focus of the campaign.

He said trade policies supported by Mrs. Clinton, including the North American Free Trade Agreement that was signed by her husband, President Bill Clinton, and most-favored nation trading partner status granted to China, have “decimated communities all over Michigan, all over Illinois, all over Ohio.”

“I have helped lead the opposition to here disastrous trade agreements. Secretary Clinton, by and large, has supported them all. It’s going to give us a lot of momentum here in the Midwest,” he said.

Still, Mrs. Clinton leads by 20 points, 56 percent to 36 percent, in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls in Michigan.

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