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Clinton, Sanders hold serve on Super Saturday

Posted: 9:57 PM, Mar 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-06 00:38:51-05
Clinton, Sanders hold serve on Super Saturday

With two states holding caucuses and one state having a primary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintains her front-runner status by winning the Louisiana primary on Super Saturday.

Challenger Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, won both of the states caucuses. Sanders held off Clinton in Nebraska and Kansas.

Through 19 contests, Clinton has won 12 contests, and Sanders has won seven. Clinton has used the South, including Louisiana, as her firewall. Clinton is a perfect 7 for 7 in Southern states.

Clinton still has a large lead in both pledged and super delegates. But Sanders has continued raising money, and has the resources to keep the race competitive into May and June.

Clinton used minority voters in Louisiana to help her to a big win there. Meanwhile, Sanders used a less diverse delegate in Nebraska and Kansas as he has continued to do well in the nation’s heartland.

Sunday is yet another busy day on the campaign trail. The state of Maine is hosting a party caucus. Meanwhile the two candidates will meet in Flint, Michigan for a televised debate on CNN. The debate is notable as it is being held in Flint, a city decimated by a lead water crisis.

Speaking from Michigan, Clinton did not have much to say about Saturday's contests.

"I can tell you this: We're going to work for every vote," Clinton said. 

Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk.  Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs  or on  Facebook .