U.S. Democrat Clinton downplays chance of Sanders upset

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton speaks during a campaign event at the AME church in the Queens borough of New YorkBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday dismissed the notion of a contested nominating convention and said she was not preparing for such a scenario, after her rival for her party’s presidential nomination racked up another victory. Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday, his seventh victory over Clinton in the last eight Democratic nominating contests as the two gear up for a crucial matchup on April 19 in New York state. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, is trying to chip away at Clinton’s big lead in the number of delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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