Sanders volunteers in Norfolk react to primary loss in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Approximately 30 to 40 people filled Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign office off Little Creek Road in Norfolk and gathered around a television to listen to him speak Tuesday, following a loss in Virginia’s Democratic primary to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“I already knew it was going to be an uphill battle. They were expecting Hillary to win the south anyway, democratically, so this is not a shock, really,” said volunteer Natasha Phillips.

Volunteers started the day early with literature drops, canvassing at polls, and knocking on doors.

“When it comes to being consistent on things that matter to me, even when it wasn’t popular to be for some things, he was for it,” Phillips said.

First-time voter, Molly Rumble, cast her ballot for Sanders in Virginia Beach.

“I feel like Bernie Sanders is really in touch with the populace in general and I think his economic policy is something we should all take into consideration,” she said.

“I’m so glad Super Tuesday is over. We can now concentrate on what really matters, which is building the coalition behind Bernie Sanders and making sure the entire country gets an opportunity to have a say, not just a few states,” said volunteer Charles McLeod.

At his victory speech in Vermont, Sanders told his supporters he will win hundreds of delegates. Sanders’ volunteers in Norfolk said Tuesday he was positioned to do well moving forward. Several cheered following projections that Sanders had won in Oklahoma.

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