Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton may have pretty much declared herself the party's nominee Thursday, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign isn't ready to give up just yet.
The former secretary of state told CNN's Chris Cuomo during an interview Wednesday that she "will be the nominee of my party."
"That is already done, in effect," Clinton said. "There is no way that I won't be."
But Sanders' spokesman Michael Briggs predictably disagreed with Clinton, citing Sanders' recent primary victories in Indiana, Oregon and West Virginia.
"We expect voters in the remaining eight contests will also disagree," Briggs said in a statement Thursday evening. "And with almost every national and state poll showing Sen. Sanders doing much, much better than Secretary Clinton against Donald Trump, it is clear that millions of Americans have growing doubts about the Clinton campaign."
Polling data shows Briggs isn't wrong when it comes to a matchup between either of the Democratic candidates and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
But despite how the Democratic presidential candidates fare against Trump, Clinton has already garnered so many more delegates and superdelegates than Sanders that CNN reported there was no way Sanders could catch up to her even if the rules pertaining to superdelegates were changed. However, Clinton is only polling 5.8 percent higher than Sanders nationally.
Sanders has said that he will stay in the Democratic presidential primary race until June 14, the date of the final primary.
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