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With Super Tuesday past, candidates look to March 15 votes in five key states

Mar 4, 2016

Nebraska has 25 delegates and five super-delegates at stake when Democrats caucus Saturday.

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won seven states on Super Tuesday. That brings her total number of delegates to 1,058. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has 431 delegates.

UNO associate professor of political science Gregory Petrow says Senator Sanders would need to pick up a significant number of delegates in a short period of time to edge closer to a possible nomination.

"Hillary Clinton is leading in terms of fundraising, she’s leading in the polls, and she has a dramatic lead in terms of Democratic Party endorsements. So I don’t really see how Senator Sanders can come from behind and be the nominee."

Petrow says on the Republican side, Donald Trump receiving the nomination could weaken the GOP’s chances of winning the White House in November. Petrow says the current political environment favors a Republican win, but divisive battles can negatively impact nominees.

On March 15th, five key states vote: Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and North Carolina.