When Hillary Clinton strode out to the stage at a midtown Manhattan hotel to deliver her victory speech Tuesday night, Alicia Keys’ and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” blared over the sound system. It was a fitting choice for Clinton, who had just held off a furious comeback attempt by Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont. Sanders had put together a nice winning streak over the last month and had been drawing crowds in the tens of thousands to rallies in and around New York City during the week leading up to the primary. The song, featuring a woman’s voice singing, “There’s nothing you can’t do, Now you’re in New York!” served as an apt symbol of the history Clinton is on the cusp of making. For Clinton, those words could be prescient and the deep support she found in her adopted home state could be the springboard that propels her to becoming the first woman nominated by a major American political party. And after that, Alicia Keys may need to update those lyrics to “Now you’re in the White House!”
Clinton told the raucous crowd of 2,500, “Today, today, you proved once again, there’s no place like home.” Her supporters erupted again. “In this campaign, we’ve won in every region of the country, from the North to the South to the East to the West,” Mrs. Clinton added. “But this one is personal.” Watch some highlights of her remarks below.
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