Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) conceded defeat Saturday in the Nevada caucus, a contest where his campaign showed promise as it shrunk Clinton's double-digit lead. Ultimately, however, the Sanders campaign fell short of the win.
Sanders said in a statement that he conceded the loss to Clinton over the phone Saturday, but that he plans to continue to fight.
"I am also proud of the fact that we have brought many working people and young people into the political process and believe that we have the wind at our back as we head toward Super Tuesday. I want to thank the people of Nevada for their support that they have given us and the boost that their support will give us as we go forward," Sanders said in a released statement.
In a separate fundraising email to supporters, Sanders pleaded for them to keep his campaign afloat.
"There are 26 primaries and caucuses in the next month, and three straight positive results for our campaign are sure to prompt an over-the-top response from the millionaires and billionaires who are funding our opponent and her many super PACs," the letter said.
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