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12SL_NEWS_POL_COV_mksmOn June 7, Hillary Clinton declared victory in the Democratic Party’s race to name a presidential candidate. She made the announcement after surpassing the 2,383 delegates needed to secure the nomination. After the last round of primaries, Clinton had 2,784 delegates. Her opponent, Bernie Sanders, had 1,877. The party officially names its candidate at the nominating convention in July in Philadelphia. When that happens, Clinton will become the first female presidential candidate from a major party. She will likely face off against Republican candidate Donald Trump in the election this fall.

Read more about Hillary Clinton’s historic achievement and the 2016 presidential election.

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