Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) thanked his supporters for helping him take on “the most powerful political organization in the United States of America” in his victory speech Tuesday after defeating Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.
“What began last week in Iowa and voters here in New Hampshire confirmed tonight is nothing short of the beginning of a political revolution,” Sanders declared.
“Together we have sent the message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, Maine to California, and that is that the government of our great country to belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealth campaign contributors and their super PACS,” Sanders said, noting he started his campaign in New Hampshire nine months with no money and no organization.
“We serve notice to the political and economic establishment of this country that the American people will not continue to accept a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining American democracy,” Sanders said. “And we will not accept a rigged economy in which ordinary Americans work longer hours for lower wages while almost all new income and wealth goes to the top 1 percent.”