Clinton took on the game of Super Tuesday and won the big game in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, her home state of Illinois and a tight race in Missouri is in final count with Clinton leading.
The Associated Press did not declare a winner in either the Democrat or Republican race Tuesday in Missouri. Candidates can request a recount if they lose by less than one-half of one percent according to Missouri law. This is the situation for both races.
She and her campaign headquarters released Tuesday evening as she was claiming victory in Florida her announcement that she beat Bernie Sanders among Hispanics 69 percent to 31 percent, helping to power her to a major win in the state and dealing a blow to Sanders effort to court Latino voters.
As Clinton supporters at her event Tuesday waited for the big win in Florida, a new song played on the speaker system. “La Gozadera,” a raucous Latino anthem by Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony blared, interrupting TV reporters with its first line: “Miami me lo confirmo.” Clinton’s campaign simultaneously released her first Spanish ad in Arizona.
Florida’s large Hispanic community confirmed something for Clinton: Her strength with the critical voting bloc — one that looks different in key states — has now helped deliver big wins in Texas and Florida where 27.5 percent of all Latinos in the country live.
She performed well in all groups, with 74 percent support from Latinas and 72 percent of the sizable non-Cuban Hispanic population in Florida where Puerto Ricans, Colombians, Venezuelans, and others contribute to a Latino voter profile that is different than in other states.
Hillary Clinton has been cool, calm, poised and in control throughout her public career. Tuesday night she displayed passion, a fire to light her way to the White House as she spoke to her supporters at her West Palm Beach, Fla. victory celebration. It was the road to the White House against Donald Trump.
Clinton left her opponent Sanders and focused on Trump, “Our commander in chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass it. Engage our allies, not alienate them. Defeat our adversaries, not embolden them,” she said. Embracing torture “doesn’t make him strong, it makes him wrong,” referring to Trump’s comments on torture and waterboarding.
Her game is on. Sanders will continue and win a few more voters, but the numbers are with Clinton. She made it a point to address the younger voters and spoke to them about fighting to gain free public college funding and a reduction in student loans if she were elected president.
Clinton is covering all bases. She also spoke of the unemployed steel worker from her Ohio Town Hall and the Miami mother whose husband was deported. Clinton is embracing all segments of America and stated running for president is hard and being president is harder. She made certain voters understood she is ready to be commander in chief.