Clinton Machine on the Ropes as Sanders Takes Momentum to NY

Published on Wednesday, April 06, 2016 by Common Dreams

Clinton Machine on the Ropes as Sanders Takes Momentum to NY

New York primary has become ‘the war to settle the score’ after Sanders sweeps seven out of eight recent match-ups

Photo: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton alongside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to fend off Sen. Bernie Sanders in the upcoming April 19th primary after her recent string of defeats. (Photo: Steve Remich/ The Wall Street Journal)

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is on her heels having now lost seven of the past eight presidential nominating contests, thrusting the upcoming primary in New York front and center.

“This is the war to settle the score,” declared Van Jones, CNN correspondent and former green jobs adviser to President Barack Obama, on Democracy Now! Wednesday. “New York City is the capital of the world and two titanic forces in the Democratic Party are clashing on the world stage in New York City.” 

A Brooklyn native, Sen. Bernie Sanders is no stranger to New York and after securing yet another double-digit win in Wisconsin on Tuesday, he has set his sights on a real showdown in the Empire State. Jones cautioned against “assuming” a Clinton win there, which he pointed out is her “third declared home state” after Arkansas and Illinois.

Though two weeks away, the April 19th contest is receiving a great deal of attention from media and candidates alike.

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