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Bernie Sanders projected winner in Alaska caucuses

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska —  CNN and the AP both projected Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic caucuses in Alaska.

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential caucuses in Alaska. It’s his first victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton in the three states holding party caucuses on Saturday.

Sanders hopes the weekend contests will help him launch a spring comeback against front-runner Clinton.

Washington and Hawaii are the other two states holding Democratic contests Saturday.

The Vermont senator spent much of the past week on the West Coast. He packed huge rallies in Seattle and other cities, as he sought to capitalize on his strong support among liberal voters.

Follow live caucus returns in Washington here.