Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says thanks to those who voted for her and volunteered for her campaign it is the first time in history that a woman will be major party nominee. Clinton also congratulated Senator Bernie Sanders for a hard fought campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton told supporters during a victory speech in Brooklyn, New York after nominating contest across six states that milestone had been reached now that a woman will be major party nominee for the first time in history. The former first lady, senator and U.S. secretary of state beat rival Bernie Sanders in New Jersey's nominating contest, expanding her lead a day after she captured the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination. Clinton congratulated Sanders for the campaign he has run. "Let there be no mistake, Senator Sanders, his campaign, and the vigorous debate that we've had about how to raise incomes, reduce inequality, increase upward mobility, have been very good for the Democratic party and for America," Clinton said. Sanders, 74, was projected to win in North Dakota, and there were no immediate projections in Montana, New Mexico or South Dakota in the final series of big presidential nominating battles that began on Feb. 1 in Iowa. The District of Columbia, the last to vote, holds a Democratic primary next Tuesday.