Sanders on Contesting Iowa Loss: ‘We’re Looking at It Right Now’

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Bernie Sanders said Wednesday his campaign is looking into contesting Hillary Clinton's razor-thin win over him in Tuesday's caucuses in Iowa.

"We're looking at it right now," the Vermont senator said on NBC's "Today" show. "But the important thing is that at the end of the day we came from nowhere to really startle the entire world."

The Iowa race Monday was so close the Democratic Party didn't announce a winner until Tuesday afternoon. Sanders lost to Clinton by just .3 percentage points, 49.6 percent to 49.9 percent, according to the Iowa Democratic Party.

"The Iowa caucus is so complicated it's not 100 percent sure that we didn't win it, Sanders said on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday morning. "But we feel fantastic. We came a long, long way in Iowa and now we're in New Hampshire. We have a lot of momentum." 

Clinton, who called New Hampshire Sanders' "backyard," won the state's Democratic primary in 2008.

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