Mile­stone night for Demo­crat party

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Pow­ered by a solid tri­umph in Cal­i­for­nia, Hil­lary Clin­ton de­clared vic­tory in her year-long bat­tle for the heart of the Demo­cratic party, seiz­ing her place in his­tory and set­ting out on the dif­fi­cult task of fus­ing a frac­tured party to con­front Don­ald Trump.

Clin­ton cruised to easy vic­to­ries in four of the six state con­tests on Tues­day - in­clud­ing del­e­gate-rich New Jersey.

With each win she fur­ther so­lid­i­fied Bernie San­ders’ de­feat and dashed his al­ready slim chances of us­ing the last night of state con­tests to re­fuel his flag­ging bid.

The much-needed win­ning streak al­lowed Clin­ton to cel­e­brate her long­sought “mile­stone” - the first woman poised to lead a ma­jor po­lit­i­cal party’s pres­i­den­tial ticket.

Stand­ing be­fore a joy­ous crowd, the former Sec­re­tary of State soaked up the cheers and beamed.

“Bar­ri­ers can come down. Jus­tice and equal­ity can win,” she said. “This cam­paign is about mak­ing sure there are no ceil­ings, no lim­its on any of us. This is our mo­ment to come to­gether.” San­ders vowed to con­tinue his cam­paign to the very last con­test in the Dis­trict of Columbia on next Tues­day. “The strug­gle con­tin­ues,” he said. San­ders is un­der in­tense pres­sure from top Democrats hop­ing to coax him gently out of the race, win over his vot­ers and turn to the task of chal­leng­ing Trump. De­spite win­ning GOP con­tests in Cal­i­for­nia, New Jersey, New Mex­ico, South Dakota and Mon­tana, pre­sump­tive nom­i­nee Trump was in dam­age con­trol mode over his race-based at­tacks on a His­panic judge that had party lead­ers in fits. Af­ter one se­na­tor re­scinded his en­dorse­ment and House Speaker Paul Ryan called the com­ments “racist”, Trump sought to calm wor­ries with a rare, scripted vic­tory speech. “I un­der­stand the re­spon­si­bil­ity of car­ry­ing the man­tle and I will never, ever let you down - too much work, too many peo­ple, blood, sweat and tears,” said Trump. “I will make you proud of your party and our move­ment, and that’s what it is, is a move­ment.”

VIC­TO­RI­OUS: Hil­lary Clin­ton cel­e­brates

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