MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in the Badger state credit an all-out, volunteer effort, and Sanders' call for a fair economy, environmental protection, and transparency in government.
Supporters held a party Tuesday at the Fountain on State Street, with a packed room breaking into chants of "Bernie, Bernie, Bernie," as major networks projected his Wisconsin victory over Secretary Hilary Clinton. and Sanders took the stage in Laramie, Wyoming in a televised speech and thanked Wisconsin voters.
Sanders volunteer Tammy Wood credits Sanders' principled stands in resonating with Wisconsin voters.
"Accountability, we are losing our voice," she says. "And Senator Sanders is a champion. "
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin tells 27 News delegates to the Democratic National Convention will have to think long and hard about what their constituencies back home are saying about Sanders. Mayor Soglin says the Badger state contributed to a building momentum for the Sanders campaign, with seven of the last democratic primaries and caucuses won by Sanders.
"Wisconsin is one of the pivotal places," Soglin says.