Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally in Long Beach, California a night before the state's primary and tells her supporters they're in for something big. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hillary Clinton has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press said on Monday (June 6), putting her on course to become the first woman to head a major U.S. party ticket. "According to the news, we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment. But we still have work to do, don't we. We have six elections tomorrow and we're going to fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in California," Clinton said at a rally in Long Beach. Clinton, a former secretary of state, reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee with a decisive weekend victory in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from superdelegates, the AP reported. Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also has the support of 571 superdelegates, according to an Associated Press count. The Democratic Party holds its convention in Philadelphia in July to formally choose its nominee for the Nov. 8 election against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.