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Clinton Wins Big In Florida Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 16/03/2016 Kate Sheppard
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Hillary Clinton scored a victory in Florida on Tuesday, claiming another large pool of delegates in her pursuit of the Democratic nomination.

The former secretary of state headed into Florida with a significant lead in the polls -- 60 percent to rival Sen. Bernie Sanders' 32.5 percent, according to HuffPost Pollster's polling average.

With 214 pledged delegates, Florida represents the biggest cache up for grabs this week. It is the third-most-populous state, and has large Latino and African-American populations. Clinton has dominated so far with non-white voters.

Florida is often seen as a bellwether in the general election, a state with a large and diverse electorate that is often tightly split between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.

Clinton won Florida handily in 2008 over Barack Obama, but due to a dispute over the date of the state's primary, the Democratic National Committee cut its total number of delegates for the 2016 election by half.

Former President Bill Clinton was in Florida this week stumping for his wife.


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