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Clinton, Sanders Square Off In Kentucky Primary

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at the Big Four Lawn park May 3, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sanders is preparing for Kentucky's May 17th primary. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at the Big Four Lawn park May 3, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sanders is preparing for Kentucky's May 17th primary. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)

As Democrats vote today in Kentucky, Hillary Clinton looks to strengthen her mathematical advantage over Sen. Bernie Sanders. Kentucky is a closed primary, meaning only registered Democrats can vote, a situation that typically favors Clinton. But Sanders has won 7 out of the last 12 primary elections, including neighboring West Virginia and Indiana, and a win in Kentucky could further energize voters heading into two major contests in New Jersey and California.

On Democratic primary day in The Bluegrass State, Jeremy Hobson gets the lay of the land from Ryland Barton, Capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio Network.

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