Sanders’ Nevada Concession Speech: ‘We Have Made Some Real Progress’

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February 20, 2016 7:10 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) conceded the Democratic Nevada caucus in a Saturday speech, noting that his presidential campaign has come a long way in the past few months.

“Five weeks ago, we were 25 points behind in the polls and we have made some real progress,” Sanders told his supporters about his standing in Nevada.

“What this entire campaign has been about is the issue of momentum, is the issue of bringing more and more people into the political process,” he continued, noting that people are starting to hear his message.

The Vermont senator then turned to his core campaign message about money in politics and income inequality.

“We will not allow billionaires and their super PACs to continue to buy elections in the United States of America. And the American people are catching on that we have a rigged economy. “And together we are going to create an economy that works for all of us and not just the top one percent.”

Sanders thanked his supporters and said he believes he has “an excellent chance to win many” of the Super Tuesday primaries in March.

But he took a subtle hit at his rival Hillary Clinton, who he has repeatedly tied to Wall Street.

“We are going to be taking on a very powerful and well-funded super PAC, a super PAC that receives significant amounts of money from Wall Street and wealthy special interests,” he said.

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