This Fun Fact About Hillary Clinton's Nevada Win Will Make You Cheer
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton won the Nevada Democratic caucus by a close margin. After beating out Bernie Sanders, Clinton is the second woman to win the Nevada caucus. Who was the first woman, you ask? Also Clinton. She became the first woman to win the Nevada caucus in 2008 with nearly 51 percent of the state's voters.
The former secretary of state fought long and hard for Saturday's victory, knowing that losing a state she won eight years ago would be a bad sign for her current campaign. The caucus was extremely close, and Clinton prevailed with 52 percent of support compared to Sanders' 48 percent. However, Nevada declared a clearer winner than the Iowa caucus, when Clinton barely squeezed by ahead of Sanders. But Saturday's win wasn't as decisive as Clinton's last Nevada victory, when she beat Barack Obama by 6 percent and crushed the other Democratic contenders.
For Americans who want to see a woman become president, this fun fact about Clinton's success as a female candidate is reassuring. It also highlights how dedicated she is to making it into the White House, this time as the leader of the nation — she didn't settle for just being the first female winner of the Nevada caucus. Clinton couldn't win the nomination in 2008, but she may be able to pull it off in 2016.
After becoming both the first and second woman to claim victory in the Nevada caucus, Clinton is hoping that translates into being sworn in as the first female president. If nothing else, Clinton's Nevada title exemplifies how groundbreaking it is for a woman to make it this far — twice.
The Democrats will face off in South Carolina Feb. 27, where Clinton lost to Obama in 2008. If she pulls off a victory in the southern state, Clinton will become the first woman to win that primary as well. Nevada proves that she's already made it further than any woman in history and broke multiple glass ceilings on the way — she wants to go all the way though.