Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Finance: White House says Trump left business | U.S. to pull out of TPP | Trump D.C. hotel bleeding cash The Rockefeller scheme to attack Exxon Mobil AT&T beefs up lobbying after merger proposal MORE (I-Vt.) won Maine’s Democratic caucuses Sunday.
Sanders had 64 percent to Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonGOP lawmaker breaks with Trump on government hiring freeze Feehery: A March without purpose The Women's March was about tantrums, not women MORE's 36 percent after the final caucuses wrapped up at 8 p.m. He will get 14 delegates from the contest, while Clinton will get 6 delegates, according to The New York Times.
There were several reports of high turnout throughout the day.
In Portland, a line to get into one caucus site was more than a mile long by some estimates. Sanders has benefited from that sort of turnout, and the caucus system more broadly, before.
A state lawmaker reportedly said he would introduce a bill to return the state to the primary process as a result of the high turnout.
Other factors favored Sanders in the state: It is largely white and neighbors Vermont, his home state.
The win gave Sanders' supporters a morale boost heading into Sunday night's debate in Flint, Mich., but does little to overcome doubts about his path to the nomination.
Sanders is lagging well behind the former secretary of State in delegates, and he has so far failed to gather enough support from African-American voters to build a winning Democratic coalition.
On the Republican side, Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump's America: Businessmen in, bureaucrats out When Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals MORE (Texas) won the state’s GOP caucuses on Saturday, followed by real estate developer Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNew CIA director arrives to tense intel community ABC News lands first post-inauguration Trump interview Obama's last law: TALENT Act will enhance government efficiency MORE and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Updated 9:26 p.m.