ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Volunteers who campaigned on Hillary Clinton’s behalf in New Mexico are now celebrating her win on the national stage.
“This is important to me, especially as a woman. I think we’re making history,” said Diane Babtista.
Supporters applauded during Clinton’s speech declaring victory in her long primary battle with Bernie Sanders. It turned out to be a bit of an anticlimactic night as a number of news organizations reported she had clinched the nomination Monday night.
Although Clinton did not visit New Mexico, she was still able to win the state just as she did in 2008 against President Obama.
Over at Sanders’ campaign headquarters, there was disappointment that the Vermont senator fell short here and nationwide.
“A year ago Bernie Sanders was an unknown figure in New Mexico…and then to come in now to be within 10 points, they’ve been working so hard for over a year and I think it really shows,” said Hannah Elhard with the Bernie Sanders’ campaigns.
New Mexico went strongly for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. At this point, it’s expected that trend will continue but only time will tell.