Hillary Clinton speaks in Houston hours after victory in Nevada caucus

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Hillary Clinton, coming off a hard-fought victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, acknowledged she has work to do in convincing independent voters and others that she's trustworthy. What I've said over and over again, we will do well when young people, when working-class people come out.

Significant spending by Sanders on paid media and staff helped his campaign make inroads into the Latino and African-American communities, which make up a significant portion of the Democratic electorate in the state.

Marvin Teske, a 53-year-old security guard at a Reno casino, said he anxious that Sanders would have trouble beating the Republican nominee in the fall.

An electoral bellwether for the West, Nevada has a diverse population that more closely resembles the broader United States than the largely rural, predominantly white Iowa and New Hampshire, which precede it in the presidential primary season.

I'm going to do what I have always done.

In the view of several political analysts, victory in Nevada and proven popularity with minority voters increases the likelihood of her winning the SC primary (Feb 27) and many Super Tuesday contests on March 1.

Numerous entrance and exit polls showed Mr. Sanders beating Mrs. Clinton among Hispanic voters by about 8 percentage points.

"Remember we were taking on a candidate who ran in 2008", hedged the Senator, "She knew Nevada a lot better than we did, she had the names of a lot of her supporters, so I'm proud of the campaign that we ran". She has won over a number of the 714 super delegates as both candidates push toward the 2,383 needed to win the party nod.

The state party said more than 31,000 Nevadans pre-registered online.

Clinton is likely to win only a couple more delegates out of the state than Sanders, thanks to Nevada's model of assigning delegates regionally. Sanders will pick up at least 14.

The Democratic contest moved to a not-totally-white contest, and Hillary Clinton had her best showing yet.

Bernie Sanders, but he handily beat her in the New Hampshire primary by more than 20 points.

In the end in, McCallum said, she questioned what Sanders would be able to achieve. Maybe. But Clinton will be favored in the vast majority of those states including delegate-rich ones like Virginia and Georgia.

She told supporters at a victory rally in Las Vegas: "Some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other".

"To everyone who turned out in every corner of Nevada with determination and heart: This is your win".

Rubio says it's time for Trump - who won in SC on Saturday - to start spelling out clear policy positions on national security matters, health care and more.

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