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Bernie Sanders wins Maine caucuses: Vermont senator wins his eighth state

Published 07/03/2016

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to guests during a rally at Macomb Community College on March 5, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to guests during a rally at Macomb Community College on March 5, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, March 5, 2016. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, March 5, 2016. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheers during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, January 5, 2016. According to US media reports, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucus March 5, 2016 in heartland state of Kansas. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, January 5, 2016. According to US media reports, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucus March 5, 2016 in heartland state of Kansas. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
WARREN, MI - MARCH 05: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to guests during a rally at Macomb Community College on March 5, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls on March 8 to vote in their state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wears a button on his touque during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, January 5, 2016. According to US media reports, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucus March 5, 2016 in heartland state of Kansas. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, March 5, 2016. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters at a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, March 5, 2016. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders was declared the winner of the Maine caucuses as he debated Hillary Clinton in Flint, Michigan on Sunday night.

Sanders won 15 delegates compared to Clinton's seven, the Associated Press reports. However, Sunday's votes will not make a significant impact on Clinton's substantial lead toward the Democratic nomination.

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, March 5, 2016. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, March 5, 2016. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

Despite trailing Clinton by more than 200 delegates as of Sunday morning, the Vermont senator said that his campaign is on the path to making history.

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“I thank the people of Maine for their strong support. With another double-digit victory, we have now won by wide margins in states from New England to the Rocky Mountains and from the Midwest to the Great Plains,” Sanders said in a statement. “The pundits might not like it but the people are making history."

The Sanders campaign has now won in eight states and claimed on Sunday night that they have the momentum to go "all the way" to Philadelphia's Democratic National Convention in July.

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A supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheers during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, January 5, 2016.
According to US media reports, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucus March 5, 2016 in heartland state of Kansas. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheers during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, January 5, 2016. According to US media reports, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucus March 5, 2016 in heartland state of Kansas. / AFP / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

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