Reid to Sanders: 'Sometimes you just have to give up'
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidBottom line Biden's first 100 days is stylistic 'antithesis' of Trump The Memo: Washington's fake debate on 'bipartisanship' MORE (D-Nev.) is calling for Bernie SandersBernie SandersMusk's SpaceX has a competitive advantage over Bezos' Blue Origin New York, New Jersey, California face long odds in scrapping SALT  Warren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas MORE to exit the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. 

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"Sometimes you just have to give up," Reid said in an interview with The Associated Press. 

While Sanders has said he will take his campaign all the way to the Democratic National Convention in July, Reid said he should "face reality" after next week's primaries in California and New Jersey. 

"I've never been too good at math, but I can figure that one out. I think he better do a little mathing," Reid said. 

Clinton currently has 1,769 pledged delegates, and Sanders has 1,501, according to The Associated Press.

In addition, the former first lady has the support of 543 superdelegates to Sanders's 44. 

In total, Clinton is about 71 delegates away from surpassing the 2,383 total needed to clinch the nomination.