Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump budget ‘must be defeated’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Sanders will 'absolutely' work with Trump to lower prescription drug costs MORE early Wednesday insisted that he will continue to campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination until the party's convention in July despite narrowed prospects.
“With more than half the delegates yet to be chosen and a calendar that favors us in the weeks and months to come, we remain confident that our campaign is on a path to win the nomination.”
Clinton on Tuesday picked up four wins in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina, with results in Missouri too close to call early Wednesday.
She's added to her significant delegate lead, leading Sanders by about 300 pledged delegates, 1,132 to 818, according to The Associated Press.
“We think it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for him to overtake her at this point,” Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said on CNN.
Still, some expect Sanders to stay in the race in an effort to further influence the eventual Democratic nominee, pushing Clinton into the summer.
"I don't expect him to drop out. He has every right to stay in," Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownPath to 60 narrows for Trump pick Overnight Finance: Trump stock slump | GOP looks to tax bill for lifeline | Trump repeals 'blacklisting rule' | Dem wants ethics probe into Treasury secretary Dems question potential Kushner real estate deal with Chinese firm MORE (D-Ohio), who's been mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for Clinton, said on CNN's "New Day."