Hillary Clinton wins Nevada caucus

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Hillary Clinton prevailed in Nevada's Democratic caucus on Saturday, lending her campaign a much-needed victory as she battles Bernie Sanders for the party's presidential nomination.


Speaking at a rally in Las Vegas, Clinton referenced the struggles she has endured thanks to the unexpectedly fierce Sanders campaign.

"Some may have doubted us but we never doubted each other," she said.

She also continued what has become her recent theme to counter his crusade against income inequality and Wall Street—which has dominated the contours of the primary race—saying once more that she was not interested in fighting a "single-issue" campaign.

Clinton's win came after her drubbing by Sanders in New Hampshire earlier in February. She is polling well ahead of Sanders in the next Democratic contest in South Carolina. Crucially for her, the black voters who are so important in South Carolina and other upcoming races appeared to have broken heavily for her in Nevada:


After he fought Clinton to a virtual tie in the Iowa caucuses and overwhelmed her in New Hampshire, Nevada handed Sanders his first clear loss in a campaign that has moved from strength to strength. At his own rally, he congratulated Clinton, pointed out that he had cut sharply into what had been her huge lead in the polls and hailed yet another stunningly lopsided show of support from young people.

Sanders closed the speech by making a bold prediction.

"The wind is at our backs. We have the momentum and I believe that when Democrats assemble [at the Democratic convention] we are going to see the results of one of the great political upsets in the history of the United States," he said.