Sanders defeats Clinton in Oregon primary

2016-05-18 07:19
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (John Sommers II, AFP)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (John Sommers II, AFP)

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Washington - US Senator Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory on Tuesday against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in Oregon, boosting his argument for keeping his underdog campaign alive through the conclusion of the primary process.

Several US networks called the Pacific northwest state for the liberal Sanders, who was leading the former secretary of state 53% to 47%.

Earlier in the night, Clinton claimed victory in an extraordinarily tight race in the state of Kentucky.

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