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Clinton Easily Handles Sanders in Florida

March 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

After losing in an upset in Michigan last week, former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in Florida on Tuesday. 

With 84 percent of the vote counted, Clinton took 65 percent of the vote. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., garnered 33 percent of the vote. The networks called Florida for Clinton right after polls in the Panhandle closed on Tuesday night. 

Sanders did well in some rural counties in North Florida but Clinton easily carried the populous counties in the southern part of the state, including Broward and Miami Dade counties. 

Clinton focused on the Sunshine State in recent days and was based in Palm Beach County on Tuesday night as the results came in. The Clinton family had been active in the Sunshine State in the last days before the primary with former President Bill Clinton stumping across North Florida and in Orange County on Monday. Chelsea Clinton also took the campaign trail in Florida, rallying Democrats behind her mother last week. 

Sanders did less in Florida, targeting other states that held primaries on Tuesday where he hopes to pickup delegates to close the gap with Clinton. 

This marks the second time Clinton has won the Florida primary. Back in 2008, Clinton defeated Barack Obama and John Edwards in the Sunshine State. 
 
Reach Kevin Derby at kderby@sunshinestatenews.com or follow him on Twitter: @KevinDerbySSN

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My ONLY hope for Hillary is that when Bill "leaves this mortal coil", she marries a muslim so she finally, and truly, learns "Wifely duties".

And just as easily Hillary will take Trump especially since Trump will be sued at trial for his so called university for fraud in the fall!!-------------------------------------------- And in a few weeks Hillary will be found hadn't done anything illegal just like all the times before when repubs would try to trump up charges but nothing there.--------------------------------------What has happened to the repub party? I thought you got rid of the Wallace types decades ago? And all you voting for Trump, thank you from the Hillary team ;^))

Great, jerryd! Lovin' it.

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