Sanders denied the claim, adding, "I think what I have had tried to do in this campaign is to focus on the real issues impacting the American people and that is something that is sometimes hard to do in the media because the media is not necessarily interested".
Though her parents are long-time Clinton supporters, student Melissa Avina, 19, was so converted to the Sanders cause that she went canvassing for him in Arizona.
My prediction: On Saturday, Sanders will take Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington State by significant margins.
KIRO 7 was in Yakima on Thursday night as the Vermont senator addressed a crowd the Sanders campaign estimates at 7,000.
"The way the Democratic Party decides their candidate for president is through the statewide precinct caucuses", said Grays Harbor Democrats Chair Robin Moore. "The idea is to chip away at her lead in delegates".
One answer is that Bernie Sanders does better in states that hold caucuses, and Hillary Clinton does better in states that hold primaries.
The objective of unpledged delegates is to put some of the smoke-filled-rooms back into an otherwise democratic process.
"This is about not only selecting a president, but also selecting a commander in chief", Clinton said in Seattle as she condemned Trump by name and denounced his embrace of torture and hardline rhetoric aimed at Muslims.
Getting 58 percent of remaining pledged delegates is a tall order.
If he continues to defy the arithmetic and sets up a final showdown with the former secretary of state here, it would be the first time the California primary had such a major role to play since anti-war liberal George McGovern clinched the Democratic nomination in 1972.
Sanders is also expected to do quite well on April 26 when Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania head to the polls. Sixty-four percent of voters see Sanders as embodying those characteristics. "If we get complacent - even for a moment - we could lose crucial delegates that we need to secure the nomination for Hillary". That is no easy feat for a candidate who spent his whole career as independent and whose self-proclaimed socialist label spooks many party insiders.
Although Clinton is starting to pivot towards the general election, it should not ignore Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign yet. So why is Sanders logging so many miles? You know where he stands.
So far, it appears that Latino voters have heavily favored Clinton in other primaries, and the PPIC poll found her leading among California Latinos by 58 to 35 percent.
Washington, with 101 pledged delegates, and OR with 61, are targets for Sanders, who is looking to rebuff calls to bow out of the race, and for Clinton, who's gunning to pull decidedly ahead and close in on the nomination. "To suggest we don't fight this out to the end would be, I think, a very bad mistake". "I believe we committed to Hillary at the primary".