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Politics Chat: Bernie Sanders' Last Stand Begins In Ohio

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is surrounded by media following a debate in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Feb. 25.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is surrounded by media following a debate in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Feb. 25.

When Bernie Sanders scheduled an annoucement Wednesday morning, many believed he was about to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But Sanders surprised them by saying he will stay in and keep battling former vice president Joe Biden.

WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about Sanders' decision to soldier on, although the odds are very much against him. Sanders still has a path to the nomination, Wilknson says, but it is a very narrow one indeed.

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Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.