Could Bernie Sanders win in Oregon? Many political analysts say the demographics in the state favor the Vermont senator. But the only poll that's been released on the Democratic side shows Hillary Clinton in the lead. Sanders says he has been hurt by Oregon’s restrictive rules on primary voters, but he said he remained confident of victory if Democrat turnout is high.
Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley is the only sitting U.S. senator to endorse Sanders — and he did so in April, after Clinton seemed to already be the clear frontrunner. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s political landscape.
This segment aired on May 17, 2016.