Sanders scales back W.House campaign as Clinton cruises

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd gathered on April 18, 2016 in New YorkDemocrat Bernie Sanders is laying off hundreds of campaign workers after a string of losses to frontrunner Hillary Clinton, focusing his forces on the last big presidential primary in California — and on the battle for the party’s platform. The move, the clearest signal yet that his White House bid is essentially over, comes as Clinton has taken a virtually insurmountable lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “We do not need workers now in states around the country” that have already held primaries, Sanders, a US senator from Vermont, told The New York Times in an interview.

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