From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
The Vancouver Columbian [hat tip to our friends at Hotline] paraphrases Sen. Maria Cantwell as saying, "…[T]he candidate with the most pledged delegates at the end of the primary season in late June will have the strongest claim to the party's presidential nomination."
The paper adds, "Cantwell said she wouldn't object to a primary contest that went into the summer if it focused on the issues facing the nation, but added, 'We wouldn't want to tear apart the party.'
" 'I think it's important that we let it play out in June,' she said. At that point, she said, 'I'd be urging my party to make a decision.'"