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Sanders predicts victory in Michigan

Sanders predicts victory in Michigan
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (I-Vt.) on "Fox News Sunday" predicted that he would win the Michigan presidential primary on Tuesday, adding that he would not withdraw from the 2020 race if he lost in the Great Lakes State.

Noting former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE’s string of victories on Super Tuesday even as Sanders won in delegate-rich California, Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceCommission approves rules to mute mics at final Trump-Biden debate 10 steps toward better presidential debating Trump campaign demands change to final debate topics MORE asked Sanders how he felt going into the Michigan primary.

“I feel good about the momentum we have. I think we are going to do well on Tuesday and beat Biden,” Sanders said. “You know, last time, as you indicated, it was seen as a big upset because polling had us down literally 20 points one day to the election.”

Sanders won the state’s Democratic primary in 2016, defeating Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLate night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study 10 steps toward better presidential debating Continuity is (mostly) on the menu for government contracting in the next administration MORE.

“If you were to lose in the first industrial Midwest state to vote — Michigan — on Tuesday, how serious is that? How damaging? And would you consider dropping out?” Wallace asked Sanders.

“Well, no, I certainly would not consider dropping out. You know, Chris, media ask you, ‘Is this state or that state life or death?’ I was asked that in Iowa. I was asked that in New Hampshire,” Sanders responded. “We won California, the largest state in this country. We are winning among Latino voters big time. We are winning, winning among young people.”

Sanders also addressed his remarks on the campaign trail contrasting his record with Biden’s, with Wallace noting the Obama administration’s support for the 2009 auto bailout is a key issue in Michigan.

“Well, the auto bailout was done by the Obama administration. It was a step forward,” Sanders said. “I think sometimes Joe is taking a little bit of credit as vice president for initiatives that were led by President Obama and by many members of the Congress.”