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|Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:37 pm Post subject: Clinton looks to close Sanders out in March!
|Hillary Clinton, buoyed by a dominating win in South Carolina on Saturday, is opening a dual-track strategy in her bid for the White House, gradually pivoting toward Republicans even as she works to expand her lead across more than a dozen states voting this week.
"Tomorrow, this campaign goes national," Clinton said, reveling in her historic victory in a speech to supporters, signaling a new phase of the nominating contest.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who immediately turned his attention to Super Tuesday states even before the scope of his defeat was clear, said his campaign was only beginning and intends to fight to the Democratic convention in July. While Clinton aides expect Sanders to stay in the race well beyond March, they see the next two weeks as a critical stretch that could make it nearly impossible for Sanders to win the nomination.