CBS: Clinton Campaign Fears Losing Kentucky to Sanders After Winning by 35 Points in 2008

• May 16, 2016 9:28 am


Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has invested in a last-minute push in Kentucky, a state that she won by 35 points in 2008, but CBS reported Monday that she fears yet another loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)

The campaign is hoping that the push will help her come into the Democratic convention with momentum, but the polls look dire for her in a state where she routed Barack Obama in 2008.

"The Clinton campaign isn't wildly confident that she will be successful here in Kentucky tomorrow, even though she won here by 35 points eight years ago," reporter Nancy Cordes said.

Clinton has lost the last two primaries to Sanders, who still is far behind her in the delegate count.

"The reality is that her delegate lead is so large that she could afford to lose all of the primaries from here on out through the primary season, but her campaign is worried that will send her limping into the Democratic convention and leave her a weaker candidate," Cordes said.

On Sunday, Clinton visited churches in Kentucky and is scheduled to hold multiple campaign rallies Monday afternoon. The campaign knows that there are some tough campaign contests coming up.

Over the weekend, a large group of Sanders supporters interrupted the Nevada Democratic convention and caused the convention to end earlier than planned. The group was protesting that the rules for allotting delegates were unfair. Clinton ally Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) was loudly booed when she spoke.

Oregon is also scheduled to vote on Tuesday.