By David Hylton
Following a victory in Oregon and a likely narrow defeat in Kentucky, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is vowing to stay in the race.
"Thank you for the strong victory!" Sanders posted in a thank-you tweet to voters in Oregon.
Through 10:30 a.m., the Associated Press said Clinton has about 2,000 more votes than Sanders in Kentucky, but Clinton had not yet been declared the official winner.
According to NBCNews, Clinton now holds a lead of 274 delegates and must win 33 percent of the remaining pledged delegates to win the nomination; Sanders must get 67 percent to win.
The next major contest comes on June 7 when voters in California head the polls with more than 500 delegates up for grabs. Voters in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota will hold elections that day as well.
Oregon, together we are taking on virtually all of the Democratic establishment. Thank you for the strong victory! pic.twitter.com/nH7fI6QXU7— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 18, 2016
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