RNC on Hillary's Nevada Win: Her Underperformace Is Another Blow to Her Struggling Campaign

Posted: Feb 20, 2016 6:40 PM

Democrat Hillary Clinton has won the Nevada caucus, eating out rival socialist Bernie Sanders after a last minute dash to sway voters. She beat Sanders 52.1 percent to 47.8 percent. 

The RNC has released a statement reminding the country of Clinton's struggling candidacy, despite her Nevada win. 

“Hillary Clinton’s surprising underperformance in a state she should have won handily is another blow for her struggling campaign. Coming off a disastrous 22-point loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton fell far short of the resounding victory she needed to calm the nerves of the Democrat establishment. Just weeks ago, the Clinton campaign was projecting a blowout but they once again had to pull out all of the stops to avoid another loss," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released in a statement. “The fact Bernie Sanders has shown the ability to compete anywhere on the map says as much about Democrats’ dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton and her weaknesses as a candidate as it does about the sharp left turn their Party has taken. A prolonged nominating contest where Hillary Clinton is forced to outflank a self-avowed socialist will only make it easier for Republicans to recapture the White House.”