Washington, Jan 20: Senator Hillary Clinton on Saturday won the Nevada Democratic primary by defeating Senator Barrack Obama.
“I guess this is how the West was won, this is an extraordinary success. We will all be united in November," Hillary told hundreds of her supporters. “We"re looking really good," The New York Times quoted Hillary, as saying. “I find it somewhat strange, actually, that there"s such a reaction when this was a very effective campaign to reach as many as people as possible," she added.
Hillary is likely to take the momentum of her successive victories in New Hampshire and Nevada into South Carolina primary where voting will be held on Saturday.
Third Democratic candidate John Edwards, was polled just four per cent in Nevada.
“We came from over 25 points behind to win more national convention delegates than Hillary Clinton," said Obama, adding, “because we performed well all across the state, including rural areas where Democrats have traditionally struggled."
According to a poll conducted by Edison and Mitofsky, Hillary had received half of the women voters, half of white voters and almost two-thirds of Hispanic voters. Over three-quarters of black voters supported Obama.
On the Republican side of the presidential race, Mitt Romney of Massachusetts easily won his party"s caucuses in Nevada, with 51 percent of the vote.