NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Hillary Clinton receives a big endorsement ahead of next week’s New York primary.

The New York Daily News Editorial Board is endorsing the former secretary of state over Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“On April 19, New York Democrats will have unusual say over the party’s nominee. They have in Clinton a superprepared warrior realist. They have in opponent Bernie Sanders a fantasist who’s at passionate war with reality,” the Daily News said in an op-ed. “By choosing Clinton, Empire State Dems would powerfully signal that the party has gotten real about achieving long-sought goals.”

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The Daily News said the former New York senator is “supremely knowledgeable” and “possesses the strength and the shrewdness” to advance the Democratic agenda in the White House.

“Still more, she is a cauldron-tested globalist who had the spine to give Obama a thumb’s up for taking out Osama bin Laden and who is far the wiser about the use of American power, having served as secretary of state and seen the consequences of the war in Iraq,” the Daily News wrote.

The Daily News, however, didn’t have such kind words for Sanders.

“Subjected to meaningful scrutiny for the first time, the senator from Vermont proved utterly unprepared for the Oval Office while confirming that the central thrusts of his campaign are politically impossible,” the op-ed read.

According to CBS News’ delegate tally, Clinton has accrued 1,755 delegates to Sanders’ 1,059 – 2,383 are needed to secure the Democratic nomination.

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