Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on
Tuesday won the Wisconsin Democratic primary.
The win is a big boost for Sanders, who
has won six out of the last seven nominating contests, including
Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took Arizona.
Sanders received 56.6 percent of the
vote to Clinton's 43.2 percent, giving Sanders 47 pledged delegates
and Clinton 41.
Clinton is expected to do better in her
adopted home state of New York, which holds its primary in two weeks.
Sanders said Tuesday that he believes he “can win” New York.
On the Republican side, Texas Senator
Ted Cruz won a decisive victory in Wisconsin, taking 48.2 percent of
the vote and 36 of the state's 42 delegates.
While Cruz continues to trail Donald
Trump, Tuesday's win moves the party closer to a contested convention
“Tonight is a turning point,” Cruz
told a crowd in Milwaukee. “I am more and more convinced that our
campaign is going to win the 1,237 delegates needed to win the
Republican nomination. Either before Cleveland or at Cleveland …
we will win a majority of the delegates.”