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Bernie Sanders Calls For Contested Convention National Press Club FULL Speech

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Bernie Sanders holds a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Bernie Sanders told a room full of reporters that he and his underdog campaign are taking their fight all the way to Philadelphia. Although the Sanders camp remains down by 808 total delegates to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the margin for pledged delegates specifically is only 327; it is the disproportionate superdelegate count that Sanders cited on Sunday as the reason the fight must go on. Sanders said, “It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone. She will need superdelegates to take her over the top of the convention in Philadelphia. In other words, the convention will be a contested convention… There are 10 states remaining, where we are going to be vigorously competing.” Sanders is hoping to convince superdelegates to come to his side specifically in states where he defeated Clinton with a wide margin. Previously, the self-described Democratic Socialist has said that his campaign would stay in the race through the California primary on June 7th before making a decision. For all of the conjecture that goes on regarding a possibly contested convention in Cleveland for the Republicans, little talk has surrounded the same scenario on the left; the Democratic convention begins July 25th in Philadelphia, an event that the Clinton campaign had hoped could focus on party unity before the general election months. Watch the above portion of the press conference from CSPAN.bernie sanders says Hillary Can't Win Majority and calls for a Contested Convention. Bernie Sanders' campaign was kick-started by an appearance at the Press Club earlier this year. Senator Bernie Sanders News Conference Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, held a news conference at the National Press Club. Before answering questions from reporters, he explained how he can still win the Democratic nomination and why he believes he has a better chance to defeat Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the general election.Marco Rubio made big news here, as did Jim Webb. A surgeon (Ben Carson), a business tycoon (Donald Trump) and a tech executive (Carly Fiorina) have also spoken from the legendary National Press Club podium as they have tested the waters, their remarks and Q&A sessions transmitted live through traditional and new media channels to a global audience through the NPC's broadcast operations center. This is just the beginning. More are already scheduled, and we expect you will see all the candidates appear at the National Press Club before the 2016 election. Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and several other Presidents announced their candidacies here. Candidates who visit the Press Club follow in the footsteps of history. Stay tuned. If you are looking for a powerful platform to reach the same key influencers as the candidates around 2016 election issues, contact us to schedule your next news event at the National Press Club...Where News Happens!