By Tom Mustin

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Jackie Anderson felt “The Bern” at her Democratic debate watch party Wednesday night.

The Sanders supporter hosted a gathering at her Centennial home for some fellow Democrats. The party included supporters of both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

“I’d be thrilled to see a woman president. I’m not voting for her because she’s a woman, I’m following her because she’s the most qualified,” said Emma Ogg.

“He’s always been the one who believes money doesn’t belong in politics,” countered Mpho Mapoulo in support of Sanders.

Sanders headed into Wednesday’s debate riding high after his shocking win in Michigan. He quickly went on the attack.

“Madam Secretary, I’ll put my record against yours any day of the week,” said the senator.

Clinton countered with her plan for immigration reform.

“I’m committed to complete reform within the first 100 days of my presidency,” she announced.

Clinton also responded with a fiery answer after being questioned about the email scandal. The moderator asked, “If you get indicted will you drop out?”

“Come on, drop out? I’m not even going to answer that question,” responded Clinton.

With Clinton still holding a commanding lead in delegates, some wonder if Sanders did enough to keep his momentum. It depends on who you ask.

“I think she withstood a lot of attacks, but in the end I think Bernie is the winner,” said David Anderson.

“I think Hillary is the winner by far,” said Vicki Denhoffer.

Clinton still holds a commanding lead with at least 200 more delegates than Sanders. She also has a strong lead among so-called “super delegates.”

On Super Tuesday, four states will be up for grabs, including the crucial state of Florida.

Many Sanders supporters say he’s picking up momentum at the right time and shouldn’t be counted out just yet.

Tom Mustin is CBS4’s Weekend Anchor. He has been with CBS4 since 2002, and is always looking for great story ideas. Connect with Tom on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @TomCBS4.


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