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

Supporters cheer as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd during his rally at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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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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  1. Thanks Bernie!

  2. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    At least he wasn’t sleeping in Michigan. I’ll give the man credit. He’s got more energy than Rubio - a guy practically half his age.

  3. 10K people at the rally in Austin today. The more time that he has, the more popular he becomes. He simply didn’t have enough time to make his case in SC - and unfortunately for him Bill Clinton is remembered fondly (believe it or not) by the S.C. population. The choice comes down to whether people are satisfied by the business as usual in politics that Hillary is sure to provide…or whether people want real change. Personally I’m excited that we finally have a real progressive in the running in my lifetime, and I sure am filled with optimism and hope for the future…

  4. Avatar for dave48 dave48 says:

    Just beginning… to look like it’s over.

  5. Avatar for mymy mymy says:

    This was a sweet moment for HRC. What was interesting that 72% said they felt ‘she cared about people like her’–

    She does a great job of drawing a picture of how the whole country should work together–at each level. And her wonderful old-fashioned view of what business is supposed to be, the polar opposite that is of what the equity capital thinks: invest in your workers! Pay your taxes to make the country stronger!

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