Bernie Sanders will win Wyoming Democratic Caucuses, NBC News projects

Clinton Wins Caucus in Laramie County, WY
Clinton Wins Caucus in Laramie County, WY

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the winner of Wyoming's Democratic caucuses Saturday, NBC News projects.

Wyoming's Democrats were picking their favorite candidate for the party's nomination at the state's county caucuses. A total of 14 pledged delegates were up for grabs in the state.

Wyoming Republicans held their party's caucuses last month.

Sanders, who is trailing rival Hillary Clinton in the race for Democratic delegates, was expected to perform well. Many of his best performances have been in states that hold caucuses rather than primaries, in part because the former typically highlights a higher level of engagement by progressive activists.

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Sanders campaigned in the state Tuesday, and his wife Jane also made a separate appearance during the past week. While Bill Clinton stumped for his wife on Monday, Hillary Clinton did not campaign there, choosing to focus instead on events in New York, where she is currently viewed as a favorite for the upcoming primary.

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With Clinton falling short in Wyoming, she has now lost seven of the last eight nominating contests — although still holds a significant lead in pledged delegates. It's a margin that widens when the unpledged party elders, known as "superdelegates," are included in the count.

Both candidates are also now fully engaged in barnstorming New York, where a huge pool of 247 pledged delegates will be meted out according to the results of the primary on April 19.

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