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Kansas Democrats see close race between Clinton, Sanders

March 1, 2016

TOPEKA — Democratic elected officials and party establishment figures like former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius are working to see that Hillary Clinton wins Kansas' presidential caucuses.

But they acknowledge that Clinton is in a tough race against Bernie Sanders.

Party activists who gathered in Topeka for a recent two-day state convention described the support for Sanders as "organic." The Vermont senator's supporters say the nation needs a progressive political overhaul.

Clinton's allies argue that the former U.S. secretary of state's experience and pragmatism are more likely to advance progressive goals on issues such as wages and health care.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Kansas have presidential caucuses Saturday.

In the GOP race, supporters of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz don't know whether they can prevent a Donald Trump victory.

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