Unity push pulls in Kansas backers for Sanders, but not all

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to delegates before speaking during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A push for unity behind Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders is pulling his Kansas delegates at the Democratic National Convention into her camp, though not all of them.

The state’s delegation on Tuesday cast only 14 of its 37 votes for Clinton. It cast 23 votes for Sanders, in line with the results of state’s presidential caucuses in March.

Sanders delegate Sage TeBeest of Wamego said she is now “reinvigorated to continue the revolution.” She texted from the convention in Philadelphia that she is supporting Clinton as the Democratic nominee.

But Julie Perry, a Sanders delegate from Mission, said she’s not going to lower her expectations for real change and Clinton still must earn her vote. The registered nurse said she’ll continue fighting for universal health care coverage.

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