Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tells a crowd in West Lafayette, Indiana that, ''I know every man here will stand with the women in the fight for pay equity.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says "this campaign is listening to women," during a rally at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana on Wednesday (April 27). "Women are telling me they cannot make it and do not want to make it on 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. They want they whole dollar," said Bernie to a roaring crowd. "And that is why I know every man here will stand with the women in the fight for pay equity." Rival Hillary Clinton, already in control of the Democratic race, defeated challenger Bernie Sanders in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Her only loss of the night was in Rhode Island. Clinton's strong showing in the Democratic race added to the pressure on Sanders to get out of the race or ease his criticism of her. In her speech Clinton was careful, however, to avoid criticizing Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, as she spoke of the need for party unity. "Whether you support Senator Sanders or you support me, there is much more that unites us than divides us," she said. Clinton's victories on Tuesday brought her total count to 2,141 delegates, according to the AP, pushing her closer to the 2,383 needed for the nomination. Sanders, who has accused Clinton of being in the pocket of Wall Street and pledged to do more than she would to address social inequality, showed no signs of getting out of the race.