Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders’ momentum after Nevada win

Candidates of the ninth Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ commanding Nevada caucus victory has made him a top target for his Democratic rivals.

And the Vermont senator is a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of a self-avowed democratic socialist could cost the party the White House. Sanders’ win in Nevada solidified his front-runner status in the crowded field as the race turns to next Saturday’s presidential primary in South Carolina. That’s where his moderate opponents will scramble to try to blunt the Vermont senator’s momentum.

Just three days after that contest, 14 states vote on Super Tuesday, March 3, when one-third of the delegates are awarded.

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