Sanders Set To Win Wyoming – Still Trails Clinton


For Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, every possible delegate counts and so while front runner Hillary Clinton is making the rounds in New York, he will be looking west. Today is the Democratic caucuses in Wyoming, and it is another state tailor made for Sanders.

Leaving nothing to chance, Sanders spent Tuesday night — the evening he won Wisconsin’s primary — holding one of his signature large rallies in Laramie, a town of 30,000.

Clinton did not visit the state in large part because Wyoming, is rural, sparsely-populated state and is the home Vice President Dick Cheney. There is the point that the state is solidly Republican, so Democrats don’t spend time trying to win it in the general election.

But Sanders needs delegates so is expected to win yet another rural, western state that, overwhelmingly white. A victory there would Sanders’ eighth win out of the last nine contests, which would be a big morale booster heading into the crucial New York primary on April 19.

Wyoming won’t mean much for the delegate race. It’s a state with 14 delegates — and four superdelegates — up for grabs, nowhere near enough to close the 229-delegate lead Clinton has in pledged delegates.


But for Sanders the name of the game is momentum and rolling up wins, even in the small states remain important. He wants to   that Sanders keep Clinton from officially clinching the nomination until the convention, when superdelegates will vote.

That is a tall order for Sanders who has outraised Clinton, $109 million to $75 million, over the last three months, and wins along the way help him prime the small-dollar donor pump for the cash he’ll need to compete in expensive, densely-populated East Coast media markets both in New York and the following week in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island.

All of the above listed states are thought to be good states for Clinton, so the math and the clock is running out on Sanders.


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.