After three contests, Clinton has a narrow win in Iowa, a double-digit loss in New Hampshire and now momentum from Nevada that should attract the support of numerous Democratic super delegates. Texas' Cruz was banking on a well-regarded get-out-the-vote operation and 10,000 volunteers to pull out a strong finish in SC as well as in the Southern states that follow.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton narrowly won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, beating back a stronger-than-expected challenge from rival Bernie Sanders.
Clinton told her cheering supporters during a victory rally: "Some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other". Sanders is running hard to capture the votes of rank and file members even as their leadership joins the Clinton bandwagon. "I think we are making progress, but we have a long way to go".
Clinton won 57 percent of the women's vote as well.
At the beginning of 2016, Sanders started pushing resources at the state, launching offices, calling on voters and more.
Fifty-seven flawless of caucus-goers supporting Clinton are white, while about 64 percent of Sanders supporters are white.
Worse for Clinton still, exit polls suggest her outreach strategy to Latino voters was mostly a failure, with a majority voicing support for Sanders.
"Five weeks ago we were 25 points behind and we ended up in a very close election".
"The choice in this primary might be tough for some, because the truth is, Senator Sanders and I agree on a basic premise: Wall Street, big banks, drug companies, and the like all have too much power and influence in our country", she said.
"Throughout his political career as well as his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders has proved to be a bold progressive who is ready to fight for the values that DPCF members hold dear", said Susan Smith, president of the caucus. "The fact that I can help out and just be part of her victory was really unbelievable".