Democratic Candidates in Danger of Losing Home States


Klobuchar was asked at a CNN town hall Wednesday if Minnesota is a “must-win” for her.

No,” Klobuchar said.

I never set litmus tests, but I know I’m going to win Minnesota, so that’s not a factor,” she said.

Asked if they’re concerned about giving up their home state, the Warren campaign talked about its representatives in Massachusetts, which include state legislators Sen. Ed Markey (D) and Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D) and Ayanna Pressley (D), besides local officials.

Sanders took the Minnesota caucuses in a major victory over future nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, winning 61.6 percent of the vote. The state has changed to a primary voting structure, which will probably boost turnout and assist the home-state senator.

Warren has another home state to be concerned with on Tuesday – she was born in Oklahoma. That state hasn’t seen many polls. However, a Sooner Survey from last week showed former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg at 20 percent, ahead of Sanders by six points and former Vice President Joe Biden by eight.