Democratic presidential candidate
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday won the Nevada caucuses.
With 94 percent of precincts reporting,
the AP declared Clinton the winner. Clinton received more than 52
percent of the vote, while her Democratic rival, Vermont Senator
Bernie Sanders, trailed with 47 percent. Clinton narrowly defeated
Sanders in Iowa.
Because Saturday's vote was so close,
each candidate received nine delegates.
With her husband, former presidential
Bill Clinton, by her side, Clinton told supporters that Americans had
a right to be angry but “we're also hungry for real solutions.”
“America can only live up to its
potential when each and every American has the chance to live up to
your potential too,” Clinton said.
In his concession speech, Sanders
blamed his loss on “the corrupt campaign finance system” and
called his showing “real progress.”
“Five weeks ago, we were 25 points
behind in the polls. We have made some real progress,” Sanders
told his supporters.
On the Republican side, Donald Trump
led his GOP rivals in South Carolina by 10 percentage points.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida narrowly edged out Senator Ted Cruz of
Texas for a second place finish.
With less than 8 percent of the vote,
former Florida Governor Jeb Bush folded, telling his supporters two
hours after the polls closed that he was suspending his campaign.