Sanders hails 'momentum' after trouncing Clinton in three states

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at Safeco Field in Seattle on March 25, 2016A buoyant Bernie Sanders said Sunday he has the momentum as he attempts to claw back Hillary Clinton’s handsome lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, after scoring a trio of big wins. The Vermont senator, a self-described democratic socialist, breathed fresh life into his campaign for the White House with a clean sweep in caucuses on Saturday in the western US states of Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. In Washington — the biggest prize at the weekend with 101 delegates up for grabs — Sanders blitzed Clinton with an estimated 72 percent of the vote, against 28 percent of the long-time frontrunner, according to US news networks.

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