Sanders Congratulates Clinton On S.C. Victory, Says Race ‘Just Beginning’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) congratulated Hillary Clinton Saturday evening on her win in the South Carolina Democratic primary in a written statement.

Sanders was not in South Carolina when the polls closed — he was on a plane from Texas to Minnesota, according to MSNBC.

“I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her victory in South Carolina,” Sanders said in the statement.

“I am very proud of the campaign we ran. I am grateful for the grassroots supporters who took on the political establishment and stood up for working families,” he continued. “I appreciate the many friendships that Jane and I have forged with people across South Carolina, where I was all but unknown when this campaign began 10 months ago.”

Sanders then noted that the primary campaign is not over.

“Let me be clear on one thing tonight. This campaign is just beginning. We won a decisive victory in in New Hampshire. She won a decisive victory in South Carolina. Now It’s on to Super Tuesday,” he said. “Our grassroots political revolution is growing state by state, and we won’t stop now.”

“When we come together, and don’t let people like Donald Trump try to divide us, we can create an economy that works for all of us and not just the top 1 percent,” Sanders continued.

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