Clinton Wins Big in 5 States

Date: March 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton rebounds big from last week’s loss in Michigan.

Hillary Clinton clinched five huge wins over Bernie Sanders on March 15, making Sanders’ chances of the Democratic nomination “increasingly hopeless,” according to The New York Times.

Clinton won Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois, gaining more than 350 delegates. The former secretary of state now leads Sanders by more than 700 delegates. 

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In her victory speech, Clinton commended the Vermont senator’s campaign but quickly turned to rebuke Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

“When we have a candidate for president call for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all Muslims from entering United States, when he embraces torture, that doesn’t make him strong, it makes him wrong,” she said. 

Clinton also emphasized some main points of her campaign, including labor policies that could make life a lot harder for small businesses.

“Families deserve a president who will fight for the things that are our priorities at home but too often aren’t priorities in Washington: affordable child care, paid family leave, and, something we have waited for long enough, equal pay for equal work for women,” Clinton said.

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Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders was the “proverbial tree falling in the forest,” according to Callum Borchers of The Washington Post. The three major cable news networks—CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC—completely ignored the senator’s speech on March 15. 

Although Sanders did mention tax incentives for small business, his “stump speech,” according to Reuters’ campaign reporter Ginger Gibson, reiterated his usual talking points: America’s rigged economy, the broken justice system and Wall Street’s corruption.

Clinton now needs 777 more delegates to win the nomination outright, and with strong polling numbers in Arizona, Utah and Washington, her campaign is feeling strong and confident.

“We think she will be the nominee,” said Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s spokesperson. “We’d like for this process to obviously be resolved as quickly as it can, but that’s ultimately not up to us, and we’re prepared for it to go on.” 

*Note: This news coverage does not equate to an endorsement of any candidate by NFIB

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

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