Watch Bernie Sanders’ victory speech following upset Michigan Primary win (full video and full text)
By Jeremy Bloom
Nobody expected Bernie Sander’s historic upset in the Michigan Primary – including Bernie Sanders. It’s reported that he had already gone to bed, but got up to go back in front of the cameras and thank his supporters, which may be why he looks a bit sleepy. (You can read our full coverage of tonight’s Democratic Primaries here.)
Here’s the full video; we’ll post the full transcript once it becomes available. Also, down below you can find Bernie’s earlier speech, and the statement he sent out.
(And we’ve got Wednesday night’s debate between Bernie and Hillary streaming LIVE Wednesday at 9 pm EST, 6 pm PST.)
And here’s Bernie’s statement:
The results are in and we were just declared the winner in a very important state for our campaign: Michigan. That’s a major, game-changing victory for our campaign.
The corporate media counted us out. The pollsters said we were way behind. The Clinton super PACs spent millions against us across the country. We were hit with a dishonest attack in the debate. But we won, again… and if we continue to stand together, we can win this nomination.
One week from today, five large and delegate-rich states vote. Time and time again, your support has enabled us to overcome large deficits and emerge victorious. But you can expect the political establishment to come after us even harder now. The super PACs are going to spend even more. We have to be prepared to fight back.
Millions of people have come out to vote for our political revolution. They have donated more than 5 million times to our campaign. And together, we are sending a message to the oligarchy that we are not to be underestimated.