Today Clinton Will Win L.A While Sanders Nabs K.S. & Neb

Today on the Democratic side of contest and the way the map plays out there could be wins for both frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her challenger Bernie Sanders. We have one primary and two caucuses on the schedule.

Look for this to be a good day for Sanders who is expected to win the states of Kansas caucus, offers up 37 delegates and the Nebraska caucus, which has 30 delegates up for grabs.

Meanwhile, the biggest prize of the day will go to Clinton who is a lock to pickup all 59 delegates in the Louisiana. She will again use her strong support among women, the African American community and Hispanics to roll past Sanders in bayou country.

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Both Clinton and Sanders are looking forward to their big Tuesday showdown in Michigan. It is important to Sanders that he is able show that he can win a state with a diverse population.

Clinton has crushed Sanders in states where there are large African American and Hispanic populations. Looking at the Super Tuesday data the Sanders camp had to be concerned about what they saw.

In Georgia, Sanders lost by 43 points overall. In Virginia, a crucial swing state, his margin of defeat was 30 points. In Tennessee and Arkansas Clinton beat that, and in Alabama she set a new record against him with a 77.8%-19.2% landslide. Even in Texas, which Sanders had hoped to keep close after those last-minute rallies in Austin and Dallas, he lost by 22 points. And these were just the overall totals, boosted by college towns and pockets of white support in the south. Exit polls suggest that African American men favored Clinton by 81%-18% across all 11 states voting for the Democratic nomination on Super Tuesday. Black female voters opted for her by a colossal 74-point margin – or seven to one.

If Sanders is to contend in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and any other diverse state then his message in the African American and Hispanic community has to resonate much better than it has so far.

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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.