Bernie Sanders‘ campaign is now nearly 200 workers lighter as the race towards the Democratic nomination begins to draw to a close. It was on Wednesday [April 27, 2016] that Sanders told the New York Times that the campaign that was once numbered at over 1,000 went from the 550 remaining staffers to somewhere between 325 to 350.

“We have had a very large staff, which was designed to deal with 50 states in this country; 40 of the states are now behind us,” the Vermont senator said.

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While popular opinion is tempted to correlate this downsizing with Bernie Sanders’ narrowing path toward the Democratic nomination that seems to be favoring Hillary Clinton, his campaign manager John Weaver is assuring the public that this is a normal practice for any candidate as the race gets closer to the end.

“The calendar is coming closer to the end and there are not that many states going forward … it’s the natural evolution of every campaign,” Weaver told CNN.

Despite this, top analysts are backing the claim that Sanders is beginning to accept that the odds aren’t in his favor after all, and will instead look toward uniting the party on more progressive ideals of income inequality and the fight for reform on Wall Street.


Nonetheless, Senator Sanders has vowed to take this race all the way to Philadelphia, now turning his focus to the upcoming primary in California.

“We will continue to have a strong and dedicated staff of more than 300 workers who are going to help us win in California and other contests still to come,” said Michael Briggs, the Sanders’ campaign communications director.