BREAKING: Clinton edges out Sanders to win Nevada caucuses
Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders on Saturday in Nevada's caucuses, capitalizing on a more diverse Democratic electorate to propel her to a crucial win in her presidential bid.
Clinton prevailed in the third contest of the primary campaign with the backing of women, union workers, minorities and voters who are certain that the former secretary of state will have a better shot of winning in November, according to entrance polls.
Marvin Teske, a 53-year-old security guard at a Reno casino, said he worried that Sanders would have trouble winning in the fall. The Vermont senator largely appeals to white liberals, a relatively narrow swath of the Democratic Party.
"As far as being too far left, I agree with a lot of the stuff he has to say. But the problem I have is that all the stuff he is promising is never going to happen," Teske said. "I've always liked Hillary."
The Clinton victory in Nevada underscored the challenge for Sanders as the campaign shifts to Southern states, including South Carolina on Feb. 27. Polling shows minority voters, a crucial bloc of the Democrtic electorate, heavily favoring Clinton.