‘I’m not going anywhere’: ‘I think the country is going to need me more than ever’: Clinton at campaign stop in Iowa
Hillary Clinton told supporters in Cedar Rapids that she would keep campaigning in the Democratic primary even if she loses the nomination.
“I will fight as long as I can,” Clinton said at a campaign stop Tuesday.
“I am not going to stop.”
Clinton’s loss would be a major blow to the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who had vowed to continue to fight for the nomination and the White House.
He called Tuesday’s victory “unbelievable” and said he had lost faith in Clinton.
Sanders has been on a winning streak in Iowa, winning every primary since April 2016.
But he still trails Clinton by a wide margin in New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls on Feb. 9.
The Sanders campaign said Tuesday it was disappointed in Clinton’s performance.
“Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee failed to acknowledge the magnitude of her loss and failed to do the right thing by her supporters,” the campaign said in a statement.
The former secretary of state also thanked supporters for their continued support.
“While we were defeated, we are determined to continue fighting for our values and to fight on in this great country,” Clinton told the crowd.
“As you have always seen, our values are universal, and we will always stand up for the little guy,” she said.
The crowd cheered and applauded when she told them that she had spent most of the day campaigning in Iowa.
Clinton’s campaign said she would continue to campaign in Iowa in the coming days.
“We have made no secret of the fact that we are running against Senator Sanders in the general election, and that we intend to go out and run on his policies and on his record,” the Clinton campaign said.
“And that is exactly what we have done.”