This week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines after her victory in California led many to declare her the first female nominee of a major party for president.
On this politics day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer discusses the week’s political news with analysts Donna Hoffman of the University of Northern Iowa and Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University. They talk about how the general election battle is shaping up after the last big day of primaries, as well as what’s next for each of the remaining candidates.
"Sanders has already changed the nature of the Democratic nomination race by being in the race and making Hillary Clinton talk about issues that he wanted to talk about. He's also made Clinton a better candidate because he made her fight to win states, to win delegates, to win the nomination," says Hoffman.
"Sanders has made an indelible mark on this race, and the question going forward is, does he do that from within the party, working with the Clinton camp, or is he going to stay a little bit outside of it? Then how does that develop going into July?"