Republicans face off in South Carolina primaries
Hillary Clinton won the Democratic Nevada caucuses on Saturday, according to the Associated Press, rebounding from her disappointing second-place finish to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.
The win in the Silver State could give the former secretary of state’s campaign a much needed jolt as she heads into the South Carolina primaries next week and Super Tuesday on March 1.
Sanders congratulated Clinton on her victory. In a statement the Vermont senator said: “I am very proud of the campaign we ran. Five weeks ago we were 25 points behind and we ended up in a very close election. And we probably will leave Nevada with a solid share of the delegates.”
Clinton and Sanders were locked in a tight race throughout the day, with results too close to call Saturday afternoon.
Early surveys, conducted for AP and the television networks by Edison Research, showed that Clinton was helped by a strong turnout of older women.
Until recent weeks, Clinton had enjoyed a double-digit lead in Nevada. But the former secretary of state saw her numbers slide in the days leading up to the caucuses, with polls showing a virtual dead heat between the two Democratic presidential candidates.
On Friday, Clinton was joined on the campaign trail by Eva Longoria and America Ferrera and on Saturday, the former secretary of state got a shout-out from comedian Will Ferrell, who appeared to jump ship after being listed as a Sanders supporter in the Vermont senator’s list of celebrity endorsements in September.
Meanwhile, Republican voters in South Carolina are make their choice for the GOP nominees, with the CNN Poll of Polls showing Trump in the lead.