Hillary Clinton became the woman to win the presidential nomination of one of the nation’s major political parties. On Monday, she became the presumptive Democratic nominee, overcoming a challenge from Bernie Sanders. She is now turning toward the general election to face Donald Trump, reports The New York Times.
The news comes ahead of the final Super Tuesday primary races and after an Associated Press survey of Democratic superdelegates, the report says:
In a yearlong nomination fight full of surprise twists, from the popularity of Mr. Sanders to the success of Mr. Trump, the revelation that Mrs. Clinton had clinched the nomination was another startling development — especially coming on the eve of major primaries in California, New Jersey and other states. Mr. Sanders added to the drama by refusing to accept the A.P. survey and vowing to fight on, while Mr. Trump argued that he had done more for women than Mrs. Clinton.
Mrs. Clinton was ebullient but also restrained as she received the news at an uncanny moment — almost eight years to the day after she ended her campaign against Barack Obama before a crowd of many teary women and girls. On Monday night, she shared the breakthrough with a jubilant audience at a campaign stop in Long Beach, Calif.
In response to the news, Clinton posted a message on Twitter reminding her followers that she still has more work to do.
SOURCES: The New York Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter