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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (R) delivers a statement while his wife Jane (L) listens after departing the West Wing of the White House following the meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) in Washington, U.S. June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Will A Little Bit More Of The Sanders Campaign Hurt Democrats?

Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and a clean, cohesive electoral narrative would have all benefited from a Sanders withdrawal on Tuesday after losses in California and New Jersey. However, that doesn’t mean that extending his campaign another week until the D.C. primary, or even another month until the convention in Philadelphia, will hurt “party unity.” A few more Bernie rallies here and there may not be pretty, but he should be able to campaign until July without the establishment worrying about the possible effects.

June 10, 2016
Students put up their hands when U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders asks them how many have student debt at a campaign rally at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. May 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Confessions Of A Former Dead-Ender

Though most Sanders supporters say they will make the transition to supporting Clinton, a sizable minority ― 28 percent, according to a recent poll ― insist they will not. Some vow to cast ballots for Trump. The dedicated liberals among them are being called “dead-enders.”

May 31, 2016