Bernie Sanders hopes to score wins in West

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Bernie Sanders Hopes to Score Wins in West
Bernie Sanders is hoping the western states will give his campaign some added steam.

Washington, Alaska and Hawaii hold their Democratic presidential nominating contests on Saturday and Sanders has been campaigning aggressively, especially in Washington, where the biggest cache of delegates Saturday is up for grabs.

Sanders is virtually tied with rival Hillary Clinton in the latest national poll -- and he drew big crowds in Seattle Friday night.

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Bernie Sanders hopes to score wins in West

Killer Mike of Run the Jewels 

The rapper has been very vocal within the hip-hop community about his endorsement of Sanders, and even introduced him at an Atlanta rally. 

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Danny DeVito 

In August 2015, the 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' actor took to Twitter, saying, "Bernie're our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi". 

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Mark Ruffalo

Ruffalo used Twitter to share his political stance on January 17th of this year, saying, "@BernieSanders is preferred 2-1 by young people because they know his means what he says."

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Susan Sarandon 

In June of last year, Sarandon posted a video titled 'Flashback: Rep. Bernie Sanders Opposes Iraq War' along with the caption "We need a leader who is courageous and levelheaded in times of crisis:Bernie Sanders ‪#‎Bernie2016‬.

The liberal activist has since been seen campaigning for Sanders in Portland, Maine and introducing him on the campaign trail. 

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Belinda Carlisle

Back in August of last year, the lead singer of The Go-Go's tweeted, "yes, I switched candidate!" above an announcement that Bernie Sanders would be joining CNN's State of the Union. 

Ever since then she has been an avid supporter on social media. 

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Justin Long 

The 'Dodgeball' actor introduced Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Des Moines shortly before the Iowa Caucus. 

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Sarah Silverman 

Sarah Silverman was among other celebs who headlined a fundraiser for the presidential candidate at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on January 26th. 

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George Lopez 

After tweeting "WATCHA I Am #feelingthebern. Today I'm proud to officially endorse @BernieSanders for President" late last year, the actor has made headlining appearances at Sanders' fundraising events. 

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Spike Lee 

After citing his endorsement on a radio show recently, he elaborated on his commitment to Sanders, saying: “Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr. King. He was arrested in Chicago for protesting segregation in public schools. He fought for wealth and education equality throughout his whole career. No flipping, no flopping. Enough talk. Time for action.”

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"I believe that if we win here in Washington, we're going to win in California, we are going to win in Oregon, and we've got a real path toward victory to the White House."

But Clinton still holds a sizable lead in the delegates race against Sanders.

She's won more than 1,200 party delegates who have pledged to vote for her at the Democratic nominating convention in July, compared with 920 for Sanders.

Meaning Saturday's western states are a 'must-win' for the Senator, who lost to Clinton by large margins in earlier nominating contests in the South.

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