Casey Acknowledges Democrats Have ‘Propensity’ to Get Nasty


Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the Democratic party has the "propensity" to get nasty as the race for the Democratic presidential nomination continues.

"Well, Democrats have that propensity. I've been in four contested primaries in my state—I know what it's like," Casey said. "We also are good at unifying, and I think people will be together starting in Pennsylvania after Tuesday."

Casey said that Hillary Clinton will win in Pennsylvania and that the party should start getting ready for the general election.

When asked if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) should drop out of the race and unify behind Clinton, Casey said that it was up to Sanders, but the sooner the party could come together the better.

Clinton swept her adopted state of New York Tuesday evening and received 58 percent of the vote while Sanders received 42 percent of the vote. Clinton also leads Sanders in an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll by two percentage points, down from her nine-point lead last month.

Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware primaries will take place April 26. If Clinton wins those states, it would be difficult for Sanders to find a path to the nomination.

Alyssa Canobbio   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Alyssa Canobbio is the War Room Director for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at

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