Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Alaska caucus Saturday. His victory was called by CNN and AP around 5:20 p.m EST.
The race is the first called of the three Democratic caucuses being held Saturday, where Sanders is hoping to sweep Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Sanders’ wife Jane traveled to Alaska to stump for her husband last week. Meanwhile, Bill Clinton recorded robocalls for Clinton’s campaign in the state.
With only 16 proportionally-allotted delegates were up for grabs in the Alaska caucus, Sanders is still trailing Clinton significantly in the delegate count.