SOUTH CAROLINA (CBSNewYork) — Another victory for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The former secretary of state won the South Carolina primary in a landslide vote Saturday night.
“Thank you so much South Carolina,” Clinton told a cheering crowd.
Democratic voters in South Carolina overwhelmingly picked Clinton as the person they want as their nominee for president, CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported.
Exit polls showed 84 percent of black voters went with Clinton over rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and nearly 50 percent of women.
Clinton was spending Sunday church-hopping across Memphis in an effort to mobilize African-American voters ahead of Tuesday’s primaries.
She’s speaking at two churches in the city Sunday and asking worshippers to reject “the demagoguery, the prejudice, the paranoia.” Though she never mentioned GOP front runner Donald Trump’s name, the comments referenced his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
“American has never stopped being great, our task is to make America whole,” said Clinton at Greater Imani Cathedral of Faith.
With rival Bernie Sanders trailing in delegates, Clinton is beginning to focus more attention on her potential GOP challengers. Her church addresses, like her South Carolina victory speech, made no mention of the Vermont senator, or his policy plans.
Meanwhile, Sanders spent his time in Minnesota and Texas — two big states taking part in Super Tuesday this week.
Sanders said he knows what happened Saturday night: “We got decimated, that’s what happened.”
Sanders said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his campaign is “looking to the future, not looking back.”
The loss in South Carolina underscored Sanders’ weakness with black voters, a critical segment of the Democratic electorate. If he loses blacks by similar margins in the Southern states that vote Tuesday, Clinton would likely take a delegate lead difficult for the senator to overcome.
“Donald Trump will never be the nominee of the party of Lincoln and Reagan,” said Sen. Marco Rubio.
Rubio fired more insults in the form of one-liners, again aimed at Trump.
“He likes to sue people, he should sue whoever did that to his face,” Rubio swiped.
Trump fired right back.
“I will address little Rubio. This guy has a fresh mouth, he’s a very nasty guy,” Trump said. “I thought Ted Cruz was a liar, but Rubio is worse, I mean he’s worse; this lightweight Rubio, total lightweight.”
“And let me tell you, one message to Sen. Rubio, wherever you are right now, unlike the U.S. Senate, the president of the United States is not a no-show job. So you’re not qualified,” Christie said.