Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

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Bernie Sanders Projected to Win New Hampshire Democratic Primary


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, multiple outlets are reporting.

CNN and NBC, among other outlets, called the race for Sanders shortly after all polls closed in New Hampshire at 8 p.m. ET.

He was leading with 51% of the vote compared to 40% for Clinton.

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MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Activist and Ted Cruz supporter Lynda Farley of Edmonton, KY, talks to members of the press outside of the Red Arrow Diner as Cruz campaigns inside on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Voters throughout the state are heading to the polls as the New Hampshire Primary, also known as the first-in-the-nation primary, continues the process of selecting the next president of the United States. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets voters outside of a polling station at Fairgrounds Junior High School on February 9, 2016 in Nashua, New Hampshire. New Hampshire voters are heading to the polls in the nation's first primaries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush thanks his supporters outside the polling place at Webster School on primary day February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Candidates from both parties are making last-minute attempts to swing voters to their side on the day of the 'First in the Nation' presidential primary. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center left, watches the for results with his wife Jane, center right, during a primary night watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., cheer during a primary night rally at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hold signs spelling out her name at her New Hampshire presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Michael Skocay, 29, of Cambridge, Mass., smiles while wearing his face painted like the American flag while attending the primary night rally of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., at the Radison Hotel in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016. "I think his authenticity is what I like," says Skocay, "he speaks from the heart." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, greets a supporter as he visits a polling site at Bedford High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Bedford, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets people as he visits a polling station as voters cast their primary day ballots on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The process to select the next Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates continues. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Marc Scheineson of McLean, Va., left, campaigns for Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as Atlant Schmidt of Nashua, N.H., campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., while a voter walks past at a polling location at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Matthew King steps out of a voting booth after marking his ballot for the New Hampshire primary at a polling site, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Jim Smith steps out of a voting booth after marking his ballot at a polling site for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Supporters of many of the presidential candidates hold signs outside the polling place at the Webster School February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primariy, the 'First in the Nation' test for presidential candidates from both parties. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A voter walks in to a polling site to to cast a ballot in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 9: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina campaigns at Chez Vachon on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Candidates are in a final campaign push for votes on the 'First in the Nation' presidential primary day. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
Voters arrive to cast their ballots in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire presidential primary at the Chichester Town Hall in Chichester, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Polls suggest that Republican Donald Trump maintains a dominant lead against his rivals in New Hampshire ahead of todays primary. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich delivers a meal to patrons at the Red arrow Diner on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Today New Hampshire voters will decide between Republican and Democratic nominees for the presidency. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with Frank Fiorina, husband of Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, as they campaign outside a polling place during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A ballot for the New Hampshire primary is posted to the wall as a voter enters a polling site, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
BOW, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Candidate signs are displayed in front of a middle school serving as a voting station on the day of the New Hampshire Primary on February 9, 2016 in Bow, New Hampshire. After months of campaigning, voters across New Hampshire get to go to the polls today to vote for Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Following New Hampshire, the race for the presidency moves to South Carolina. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Supporters of many of the presidential candidates hold signs outside the polling place at the Webster School February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primarythe 'First in the Nation' test for presidential candidates from both parties. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
An election worker hands out stickers to voters afer casting their ballots at Belmont High School February 9, 2016 in Belmont, New Hampshire. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie exits his SUV outside the polling place at Webster School February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Candidates from both parties are making last-minute attempts to swing voters to their side on the day of the 'First in the Nation' presidential primary. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Merton Grant, 87, and his wife of 58 years Phyllis Grant, 80, of Nashua, N.H., pose for a portrait outside their polling place at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. The couple voted for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. "We like that he is a born again Christian," says Phyllis Grant. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
BOW, NH - FEBRUARY 09: People vote inside of a middle school serving as a voting station on the day of the New Hampshire Primary on February 9, 2016 in Bow, New Hampshire. After months of campaigning, voters across New Hampshire get to go to the polls today to vote for Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Following New Hampshire, the race for the presidency moves to South Carolina. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich shakes hands with supporters outside Manchester High School, a voting location for the New Hampshire state primary, on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Today New Hampshire voters will decide between Republican and Democratic nominees for the presidency. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A man shovles in front of supporters of many of the presidential candidates holding signs outside the polling place at the Webster School February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primarythe 'First in the Nation' test for presidential candidates from both parties. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Voters head to the polling booths inside the Webster School gymnasium February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primarythe 'First in the Nation' test for presidential candidates from both parties. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stops at Dunkin' Donuts with her daughter Chelsea Clinton as she campaigns during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)onuts
Aaron Black, wearing a robot suit in protest of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stands outside a polling site at Bedford High School in Bedford, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, as he awaits the senator's arrival (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
An electoral official prepares 'I Voted' stickers as local residents vote for the first US presidential primary at a fire station in Loudon, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. New Hampshire began voting on February 9 in the first US presidential primary with Republican Donald Trump calling on supporters to propel him to victory and Democrat Bernie Sanders primed to upstage Hillary Clinton. The northeastern state, home to just 1.3 million people, sets the tone for the primaries and could shake out a crowded Republican field of candidates pitting Trump and arch-conservative Senator Ted Cruz against more establishment candidates led by Senator Marco Rubio. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Alanna Van Antwerpen, 40, of Nashua, N.H., with her daughter Norah, 6, poses for a portrait outside her polling place at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. âItâs very important to vote and we always vote for the person we think is going to help the most people,â says Van Antwerpen, who declined to say who she voted for, saying she was just glad the primary season, at least for New Hampshire, was finally over. âIf we make it to this time next year in one piece as a nation, Iâd be impressed,â she said. âThereâs this underlying tension. Everyone gets a little amped up. People are very committed to the political process here.â (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) boards his campaign bus after stopping to thank supporters outside the polling place outside Webster School February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. With a good showing in the Iowa caucuses, Rubio has stepped into the crosshairs of fellow Republicans running for president and super PACs that want to slow his momentum with attacks on what they call his robotic and repetative messaging. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A voter shows her identification as she prepares to vote at Belmont High School February 9, 2016 in Belmont, New Hampshire. Voting began in New Hampshire on February 9 in the first US presidential primary, where Donald Trump leads the packed Republican field and Bernie Sanders was polling ahead of Hillary Clinton. Despite its small size New Hampshire's spot on the electoral calendar gives it special importance in the long state-by-state battle to select the Republican and Democratic candidates who will go head to head for the White House. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Local residents line up at a fire station to vote for the first US presidential primary in Loudon, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. New Hampshire began voting on February 9 in the first US presidential primary with Republican Donald Trump calling on supporters to propel him to victory and Democrat Bernie Sanders primed to upstage Hillary Clinton. The northeastern state, home to just 1.3 million people, sets the tone for the primaries and could shake out a crowded Republican field of candidates pitting Trump and arch-conservative Senator Ted Cruz against more establishment candidates led by Senator Marco Rubio. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
CORRECTION - A supporter of US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton adjusts a campaign poster outside the town hall as local residents vote for the first US presidential primary in Canterbury, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. New Hampshire began voting on February 9 in the first US presidential primary with Republican Donald Trump calling on supporters to propel him to victory and Democrat Bernie Sanders primed to upstage Hillary Clinton. The northeastern state, home to just 1.3 million people, sets the tone for the primaries and could shake out a crowded Republican field of candidates pitting Trump and arch-conservative Senator Ted Cruz against more establishment candidates led by Senator Marco Rubio. / AFP / Jewel Samad / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Jewel Samad has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: Democratic instead of Republican. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A man attempts to make a selfie with Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (back to camera) as he greets supporters outside the polling place at Webster School February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Candidates from both parties are making last-minute attempts to swing voters to their side on the day of the 'First in the Nation' presidential primary. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns outside a polling place during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 9: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo E. O'Neil Youth Center February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Today New Hampshire voters go to the polls in the first-in-the-nation primary that begins the long election season. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Andrew Stephens, left, and Kelly Stephens, of Nashua, N.H., hold their children Luke, 2, and Finn, five-months, as they pose for a portrait outside their polling place at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. âWe liked her the last time around,â Andrew Stephens, a psychotherapist, said of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clintonâs unsuccessful 2008 campaign. âAnd the Republican campaign is just a bit of a circus.â Kelly Stephens, an occupational therapist, agreed, âMy heart wanted Bernie Sanders. My head said Hillary. Sheâs a little more put together. The thought process is a little more there.â (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Brooks Thompson, right, checks voters in at a polling place at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A sign for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson in the snow outside the polling place at the Webster School February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primarythe 'First in the Nation' test for presidential candidates from both parties. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets voters outside of a polling station at Parker Varney School on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. New Hampshire voters are heading to the polls in the nation's first primaries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ashok Patel, 58, of Nashua, N.H., poses for a portrait outside his polling place at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. "I voted for Hillary," says Patel, "I think she is the most likely to win. I don't know Bernie well and I see Hillary with more potential to win. I also think it's about time that one of the best democracies in the world has a woman as president." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Residents walk in the snow after casting their votes in the New Hampshire presidential primary election at the town hall polling site in Harts Location, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. According to the New Hampshire Secretary of State's office, the state has 383,834 voters who haven't declared a party affiliation, compared to 260,896 registered Republicans and 229,202 Democrats. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An election official places a resident's Republican ballot into a ballot box at the town hall polling site during the New Hampshire presidential primary election in Harts Location, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. According to the New Hampshire Secretary of State's office, the state has 383,834 voters who haven't declared a party affiliation, compared to 260,896 registered Republicans and 229,202 Democrats. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Most polls had given Sanders a big edge heading into the primary. The CNN/WMUR poll from Monday gave Sanders a huge 26-point lead.

Clinton remains the front-runner for the nomination, but Sanders' stronger-than-expected showing in the early-primary states has been a dramatic twist in the nomination battle that critics once called a "coronation" for Clinton.

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PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 15: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to a crowd gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center during a campaign rally on March 15, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary elections in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, while Missouri and Illinois remain tight races. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, pumps his fist as he arrives for at a rally at the Macomb Community College, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks at the FOX News town hall at the Gem Theatre, Monday, March 7, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he leaves a news conference after voting in the Vermont primary at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington, Vermont, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, on Super Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)???
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and his wife, Jane arrive for a rally in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. smiles while speaking at the Kansas City Convention Center during a campaign event in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, meets 3-month-old Oliver Lomas, of Venice, Calif., who was dressed as Sanders during a rally at Bonanza High School, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a canvass kick-off event at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to a crowd outside of a rally at Bonanza High School, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., boards his plane for a campaign rally in Las Vegas, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. as they sit down for a breakfast meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts to the cheering crowd at his primary night rally Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a selfie during a campaign rally on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 26: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to the media after holding a campaign event with United Steelworkers Local 310L, on January 26, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Sanders continues his quest to become the Democratic presidential nominee.. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, January 24, 2016, ahead of the Iowa Caucus. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a CNN town hall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. jokes with members of the media and pretends to slip as he steps off his bus before speaking at a town hall, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Santa Maria Winery in Carroll, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., leaves after speaking to a crowded room during a campaign stop Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, is joined by his wife Jane, right, and grandchildren, Dylan, 4, and Ella, 7, on stage after speaking at a town hall at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, participates in the Democratic presidential candidate debate in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Hours before Sunday's Democratic debate, the two top Democratic contenders held a warm-up bout of sorts in multiple separate appearances on political talk shows, at a time when the polling gap between the pair has narrowed in early-voting states. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shakes hands with supporters after outlining his plan to reform the U.S. financial sector on January 5, 2016 in New York City. Sanders is demanding greater financial oversight and greater government action for banks and individuals that break financial laws. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, to discuss gun control and related amendments to the reconciliation bill. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders at the NHDP annual Jefferson Jackson dinner in Manchester, N.H., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., steps onstage to speak at a campaign event at the Fox Theatre, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. left, sits with rapper Killer Mike at The Busy Bee Cafe Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Atlanta. Killer Mike is scheduled to introduce Sanders at a campaign event at the Fox Theatre later in the evening. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at the Fox Theatre Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
The crowd cheers as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at the Fox Theatre Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at the Fox Theatre Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Supporters for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., cheer at the Jenkins Orphanage in North Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, during the Blue Jamboree event. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, about the meaning of "democratic socialism" and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses to wipe his brow as he speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, about the meaning of "democratic socialism" and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
LEBANON, NH - NOVEMBER 11: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) marches in the Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2015 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Sanders goes into the Democrats second debate this weekend still running strong in the polls.(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. While next Tuesday's first Democratic presidential debate will probably lack the name-calling and sharp jabs of the Republican face-offs, there's still potential for strong disagreements between the party's leading contenders. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about the Workplace Democracy Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a campaign rally in Springfield, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2105. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Des Moines Youth Summit, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Creative Visions in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Senator Bernie Sanders at Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City on September 18, 2015. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
US Senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses striking low-wage contract workers from the US Capitol and religious leaders at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2015 for an interfaith service ahead of the arrival of Pope Francis for a six-day visit to the US. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 19: Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Five Democratic presidential candidates are all expected to address the crowd inside the Verizon Wireless Arena. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he marches with supporters in the Labor Day parade Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a television interview before a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Grinnell, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I -Vt., reacts during a fundraiser reception Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters during the opening of his Cedar Rapids field headquarters, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Marion, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the Iowa at the Iowa State Fair Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Clear Lake, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., lifts his arms in celebration as he speaks at a rally, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a visit to the National Nurses United office Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
A supporter takes a photo with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, at a rally, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles before a rally Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in downtown Seattle. The afternoon rally was the first of several weekend appearances by Sanders in Seattle and Portland. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Nurses take "selfies" with Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after her spoke at a rally with registered nurses and other community leaders on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, Thursday, July 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the 2015 International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) Conference, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined by federal contract workers, speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to push for a raise to the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gives an opening statement at a Netroots Nation town hall meeting, Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waits to speak at the Alliance for Retired Americans 2015 National Legislative Conference in Washington, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to the media about his agenda in running for president, Thursday, April 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview, Wednesday May 20, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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