Clinton Burns Sanders In NV Heads To SC

Hillary Clinton pulled off a big win in Nevada over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and regained the momentum in the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination race. She dominated by grabbing the majority of African American voters and registered Democrats.

Clinton beat Sanders by about 6 percent and setting up a good week ahead as she is likely grabbed a big win in South Carolina next Saturday. Her win in Nevada gave her a much needed win and now is headed South where Sanders has a tougher road to find voters and most of all delegates.

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The inability of Sanders to win in a state with a more diverse electorate is certain to fuel the doubts that he can’t win in states that are not dominated by white progressives while the Clinton campaign believes that they won in Nevada because African-American voters came out for Clinton.

Drilling down in the post caucus numbers Sanders does very well with Independents and first-time voters, but Clinton won with rank and file Democrats. Clinton’s strength in Nevada with women and African-Americans could be a hint of the electorate that is yet to come in the Democratic primary. Sanders have to make inroads in the African-American community, registered Democrats, and women over 35 years of age.

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.