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Sanders visits Puerto Rico ahead of primary

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 00:58

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns in Puerto Rico, making a pitch for the 60 pledged delegates at stake. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns in Puerto Rico, Tuesday (May 17) ahead of their primary on June 5. The Vermont senator brought his populist message to the island, making a pitch for the 60 pledged delegates at stake. Sanders toured different areas of the island, and saw firsthand that floodwater wreaked havoc on a community. "Of course we should fully fund the Zika package, but this goes above and beyond this. This is a community of 25,000 people, who frequently are seeing their homes flooded with water containing unbelievable unhealthy levels of fecal material," said Sanders. "This type of life should not be acceptable," he said. Rival Hillary Clinton is under pressure to do well in Democratic nominating contests in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday so she can turn her attention to the general election and the mounting attacks on her by Republican candidate Donald Trump. The continued presence in the race of Bernie Sanders - who remains a long-shot to upset Clinton and win the Democratic nomination - is prompting concerns among Clinton allies that he will damage her ability to take on Trump and hurt the Democrat in the fall. But Sanders supporters shrug off that worry, arguing that Trump is such a flawed candidate that Clinton will easily dispatch with him if she faces him in the Nov. 8 election.

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Sanders visits Puerto Rico ahead of primary

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 00:58