Hillary Clinton cruised to victory in the Washington D.C. Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, closing out her primary campaign on a high note. With 17% of the vote counted, the Associated Press declared Clinton the winner, with 78.3% support. Clinton clinched the delegates needed for the Democratic nomination last week, putting her on track to become the first female presidential candidate of a major party in U.S. history. Neither Clinton nor rival Bernie Sanders spent much effort campaigning in the district, which had 20 delegates at stake. Headed into the Tuesday's vote, Clinton led Sanders in delegates, 2,784 to 1,877.
Copyright © 2016 MarketWatch, Inc.
Continue Reading Below