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Sit Down with Democratic State Party Chair

Posted: March 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm by , in Capitol Coverage

Hillary Clinton’s wins last night in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and a virtual tie in Missouri moved her closer to securing her party’s nomination. Here are highlights from Bente Birkeland’s interview with Democratic State Party Chair Rick Palacio about what it means for Colorado. Earlier this Month Sanders was the overwhelming favorite at the Democratic precinct caucuses.

 

Highlights:

On Whether Younger Colorado Voters Energized by Sanders will Turnout if Clinton becomes the nominee

“I think that what we’re going to find amongst Colorado Democrats is that whomever our nominee is, it will be a very wide coalition of supporters to support that nominee and make sure that we win in November, whether that’s millennials or Hispanics or others that are vital to our Democratic coalition.”

On Colorado’s Four Step Caucus System

“At all four of those events we have a presidential straw poll. There is a possibility that you have people realign every time you have a straw poll, so in Colorado we have not awarded any delegates yet. The first of those delegates won’t be awarded until congressional district conventions.”

On the Future of Bernie’s Campaign

“He’s going to have to pull over some major wins by large margins if he’s going to pick up enough pledged delegates.”